Steven Gerrard has his eyes firmly focused on the Europa League and insists Liverpool are taking the competition very seriously.
The Reds skipper admits it’s been a disappointing season but the team has one trophy left to play for and they are going to give it everything they can.
“It’s very dangerous to bet against Liverpool, especially when our backs are to the wall,” said Gerrard.
“This season has been inconsistent and hasn’t gone to plan. However, for me as captain and for the team, we’ve got one more trophy to lift.
“So we’ll be giving everything to go all the way. Anyone who underestimates the Europa League is not for me because I’ve lifted the Uefa Cup before.
“It’s a special trophy, and 2001 was a superb final. Hopefully we can experience the same feeling this season.”
But Gerrard is wary of Liverpool’s opponents Unirea and is expecting a tough tie
“I’ve always found in Europe that Liverpool have more problems against less well-known teams because of the surprise factor,” he told Uefa’s official website.
“To play Liverpool is a big game for Unirea and they’ll be looking for a big upset and will be very dangerous.
“But Rafa will make sure that the team is prepared. He does his homework and doesn’t leave any stone unturned.”