Stevie: We’ll learn from mistakes

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool will benefit from coming so close to the Premier League title this season when they try again in the next campaign.

The Reds skipper believes the players will learn from mistakes they made this season and put up and even bigger battle in the 2009/10 campaign, which kicks off in August.

After watching Manchester Utd draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday to secure the Premier League crown, Gerrard looked back on Liverpool’s best challenge for the title since 1990.

“I’ll have certain regrets when the season ends but I don’t normally like looking back, to be honest,” he said. “This time I’m going to use the experience to drive me on and try to win the title over the next few years. We certainly have the ability, as we’ve shown this year.

“It’s a hard league to win and it’s taught me that you do need the experience of being in title races to win them. I think because Chelsea and United both have that experience, maybe that’s where we’ve come unstuck.

“Sometimes you just have to go for it and take big risks to win the kind of games that we have drawn. But we’ve learned a lot and I think next year could be our year – I’m really confident about that.”

Gerrard scored his 24th goal of the season for the Reds during yesterday’s 2-0 victory over West Brom at the Hawthornes.