Gerrard - Forget about FA Cup
Steven Gerrard has urged Liverpool to forget about the FA Cup final - and concentrate on improving their league position.
Last Updated: 24/04/12 5:55pm
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged his team-mates to forget about the FA Cup final - and concentrate on improving their league position.
Gerrard admits three top-flight wins in 2012 is not good enough for the Merseyside giants, who are facing their worst position and points tally since the launch of the Premier League.
And Reds forward Dirk Kuyt says the players will still not be satisfied with their league campaign, even if results improve in their final four games of the season.
Kenny Dalglish's men currently sit in eighth position and only four points separate them from 14th-placed Stoke.
They have enjoyed greater success in the domestic cup competitions, having won the League Cup by beating Cardiff in February and reaching the FA Cup showpiece at the expense of Mersey rivals Everton earlier this month.
But Gerrard said: "We know our league form hasn't been good enough, particularly in the second half of the season. We have to concentrate on getting it right - and forget about Chelsea in the FA Cup final."
Kuyt added: "Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, we will not be satisfied with our league position.
"We are playing for Liverpool and when you do that you have to win every game. We have lost too many games and too many league points.
"We can't look back, we want to change things and we have to do that now by winning as many games as possible between now and the end of the season."
Meanwhile, Liverpool will begin their pre-season tour of north America with a friendly against Toronto FC.
Major League Soccer outfit Toronto will host the Reds on 21 July.
The fixture will take place at the 47,000-capacity Rogers Centre, which is also the home of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team.
Liverpool have already lined up a friendly against Roma on 25 July, at the home of the Boston Red Sox - who share the same owners in Fenway Sports Group.
The Reds will also play Premier League rivals Tottenham in Baltimore on 28 July.