Gerrard chasing United

Image: Gerrard admits United's Premier League success has hurt

Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool will be hell bent on overtaking Man Utd's record number of league successes.

Reds skipper eager to overtake Reds Devils in league wins

Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool will be hell bent on overtaking Manchester United's record number of league successes if they win the Premier League crown. Sunday's 2-1 success over nearest rivals Chelsea means The Red Devils are almost certain to win the Premier League crown yet again, the 12th time since the league's inception in 1992. However, one more title means United will overtake Liverpool as the country's most successful club in league action and Gerrard admits that hurts the Merseysiders. Liverpool have been one of the form teams since Kenny Dalglish's return as manager and their impressive run of results leads Gerrard to believe they are now once again on the up.

Hurt

"It hurts because we held the record for so long," said Gerrard. "Give credit where it's due, they've overtaken us for the time being. "But we are on our way back up and we won't give up the fight to overtake them again - don't worry about that. That is the motivation. "We can still boast about the European Cups, of course, but everyone here will be doing everything we can to get the league record back."

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