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Steven Gerrard: Liverpool’s Squad Can Now Compete With Manchester United

Anfield legend wants the league title from Old Trafford rivals.

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the club’s transfer activity means they have closed the gap on Manchester United and can now compete for the Premier League title.

The 31-year-old has watched as the Reds have bought Luis Suarez, Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson in deals totalling nearly £100million.

Gerrard believes these signings will help Liverpool win their first trophy since 2006 and he is desperate to win the club’s first league title since 1990.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side edged one ahead of their arch-rivals in terms of championship titles with their 19th success in May.

The England international is hopeful Liverpool will match United and win more trophies before the end of his career.

“As a Liverpool fan and a player it’s frustrating when you see your arch-rivals lifting trophies but you’ve got to give credit where it’s due,” Gerrard said.

“They’ve won it, they’ve overtaken us.

“Now the challenge for us is to equalise. We’ve got to make sure we’ve got a squad capable of going into the season and competing with Manchester United.

“It’s a big statement by the club getting a big signing in early and now we’re watching anxiously for a few more to follow. It’s exciting times.

“It’s important this team delivers very soon because we’ve been a number of seasons without putting a trophy in the cabinet and that’s not what Liverpool is about.

“I want to play well, I want to score goals – but it’s much more important that the team plays well and we all end the season happy.”

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