Gerrard has no regrets over Chelsea snub
Steven Gerrard insists he has no regrets about snubbing a move to Chelsea and is still hopeful of fulfilling his dreams at Liverpool.
Gerrard, 30, considered moving to Chelsea in 2004 and 2005 but eventually committed his future to Liverpool.
He has yet to win a Premier League title and, given Liverpool's slump over the last 15 months, the prospect of doing so appears more distant than ever. Ahead of Chelsea's visit to Anfield on Sunday, though, Gerrard said he is still determined to finish his career on a high with the Reds.
"I don't think sacrifice is the right word to stay at Liverpool," he said. "Playing for Liverpool and being the captain, I wouldn't call that a sacrifice - I would call that living a dream.
"Of course there have been opportunities in the past to move on - Chelsea and other times as well - but I love this club. I want to stay and be successful because, when that day comes, I know it will mean an awful lot more to me.
"From a selfish point of view, I want a short-term fix from the new owners, but I'm not naive enough to think it is about me or the players coming to the final part of their careers.
"The Americans have got the right idea by trying to build a platform for this club for many years but I'm looking for the quick-fix because I have only got four or five years left at this level and I want to win trophies before I finish. That is what I go to work for."
He added: "The last 12 months have been the most difficult since I was 18 and broke into the first team. We finished seventh in the league and then there was all the stuff that went on off the pitch. Hopefully that is all behind us now - and we can move on!"
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, said ahead of the trip to Anfield that he believes Liverpool could still qualify for the Champions League this season.
"It's difficult for them to fight for first place but for the Champions League I think they are in time to fight for fourth place," he said.
Roy Hodgson believes his players are capable of taking all three points from Chelsea. "I don't think any team is unstoppable," he said on the club's official website. "All teams, however good they are, are stoppable. All teams have bad days. All teams lose matches. They might not lose many in a season, but they will lose some.
"To some extent you hope on Sunday they don't have one of their better days - that would assist us - or we might have a very good day and cause them lots of problems. That's what I'm hoping and working for."