Saturday key for Gerrard
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is aware the season will be judged a success or failure by the result of Saturday's FA Cup final.
The Reds League form is dire and they currently sit in the bottom three if you look at a form table since the turn of the year, but that will be forgotten if they pick up the FA Cup to go with the Carling Cup they won back in February. Gerrard believes it is also crucial to pick up some momentum to take into next season and if they make it a cup double they will be able to do that. "We hope it can kick-start us for next season. We are all aware we have underachieved in the league and the squad of players is certainly better than where we are," he told The Times. "We will assess the season and if we win two trophies, I think it would alleviate the pressure slightly. "People will judge us after Saturday. People will say, 'You haven't done well in the league,' but we can say, 'Yes, but we have won two cups.' I think that's a fair argument."