Gerrard targets dream double

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Steven Gerrard is already looking ahead to next season and has set his sights on a dream double in 2009/10.

Reds ace hoping for title and World Cup glory next season

Steven Gerrard is already looking ahead to next season and has stated his desire to lift the World Cup after helping guide Liverpool to the Premier League title. Gerrard and co have given Manchester United a run for their money in this season's title race, although the fans' favourite has conceded they will come up short this time around. Although the Reds can mathematically still pip Sir Alex Ferguson's side to the crown, it would involve Liverpool winning both of their games with the Old Trafford side losing their last two games of the season. Gerrard had conceded Liverpool's quest this term will ultimately fall just short, however, that is not stopping him from taking heart from their progress this time around and their prospects of going one better next season. The England international sees no reason why the Anfield side cannot end their title drought next term before going on to achieve international glory with the Three Lions in South Africa in 2010.

Half a chance

"We've got one chance maybe, one last crack at the title if Arsenal do us a favour at the weekend," he told Sky Sports News. "If it's not to be there's certainly been progression made. It's been an enjoyable experience being in the title race. "From a Liverpool point of view there's been a lot of progression made. It's been fantastic to be involved in a title race and to close on the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United and run them all the way. "If I can go on and get involved in another title race and I'll be looking to maybe try and go one better and win it. "It'll be a fantastic feeling in and around the city and then hopefully I can take that confidence into the World Cup and try and progress past the quarter-finals. That is my best so far, so if we can go to a semi-final or a final it would be a massive achievement. "It would probably be the best year of my career without a shadow of a doubt to win the league and win the World Cup. That's the stuff that dreams are made of. "There's a lot of hard work and hurdles to get over before I can achieve that. That's certainly the ambition and the dream."

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