Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/14/13
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Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool must not get carried away with an impressive start to the current season — and the skipper believes finishing in the top four remains the Reds’ priority. After seven games of the current Barclays Premier League campaign, Brendan Rodgers‘ side sits joint top of the standings alongside Arsenal. However, Gerrard was keen to play down any talk of a title challenge, citing a return to Europe’s elite competition as the main focus for the squad. “I am the captain of my boyhood team,” Gerrard said. “I have a special relationship with staff and supporters. “There is a bond there. I’ve never made decisions financially. I make them with my heart — and that’s why I haven’t moved on. “I’d never say never about our ­chances of winning the Premier League title. But if I’m being honest, that’s not the aim. The aim is for a top-four place. “My only regrets are the times I’ve had lows at Liverpool. But I find I have learned more from the lows. The feelings the fans go through at the end of a match — I feel them too. “There’s a lot at stake every time I pull on a shirt for Liverpool.” Gerrard will skipper England in its final FIFA World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley on Tuesday, where a win will see Roy Hodgson‘s side secure a place at next year’s tournament in Brazil. The game comes on the back of a commanding 4-1 victory over Montenegro on Friday night, when Daniel Sturridge fired the fourth from the penalty spot to edge England closer to qualification. “The result [against Montenegro] will give us a huge lift and it’s good for confidence going into the final game,” Gerrard reflected. ”But the message is that the job’s half done. Poland are a very good team. They’re going to come and do us no favors, like Montenegro, and try to make it really difficult for us. “It’s important that we perform to the same level as on Friday night.” Filed under: Fenway Sports Group, Headlines, Liverpool FC, Liverpool FC Staff, Premier League, Soccer
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