Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has issued a rallying cry to the men who work behind the scenes at Liverpool to get their act together in the off-season to strengthen the squad sufficiently to ensure that the Reds can compete with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea for trophies once again.
The UEFA Champions League winner is unhappy with the direction the team is going in the last few years, having not even come close to returning to Europe’s elite competition, leave alone challenging for the Premier League crown.
Gerrard, who is set to take the summer off to have shoulder surgery, and had this warning for Liverpool’s rookie manager Brendan Rodgers, “All the other teams will strengthen and we can’t afford to be left behind. I am sure the manager is already thinking about where he needs to strengthen the squad to make up that gap so we compete with the top four.”
The Reds’ skipper though remained optimistic, indicating that the signs were all there that Liverpool was set for a resurgence, “It’s down to us to continue what we’ve done in the last couple of months, take that into next season and try to improve.”