Mascherano wants silverware
Javier Mascherano admits he is driven to win his first piece of silverware for Liverpool by lifting the Europa League.
Last Updated: 22/04/10 11:05am
Javier Mascherano admits he is driven to win his first piece of silverware for Liverpool by helping them to the Europa League final.
The Reds face Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of their semi-final in Spain on Thursday night aiming to end a disappointing season on a high by lifting the inaugural the Europa League in Hamburg.
Mascherano has yet to taste success at Anfield since arriving in January 2007 and he is keen to erase the memories of losing the 2007 Champions League final and the semi-final to Chelsea the following year.
"When you lose a game like in Athens or at Stamford Bridge it is never a good experience," said Mascherano.
"We got to the final in 2007 and although we didn't win, we where there in the first place and that was important.
"If you lose a final it's disappointing but it's because you have got there in the first place and had the chance. But we cannot think too much about three years ago. We can't think of anything but winning.
Trophies"As a player, always I want to win. At the end of my career I want to look at how many trophies I've won. This is a chance.
"We are in a semi-final. It's one more step and we're in a final. We need to give 100% to get to the final on 12 May."