Gerrard hopes for 'quick-fix'

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes there can be a 'quick-fix' to their problems on the pitch.

Reds skipper admits selfish desire

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes new owner John W Henry can provide a 'quick-fix' to their problems on the pitch. The 30-year-old midfielder is slowly approaching the twilight period of his career and has already helped the club to Champions League, Uefa Cup and FA Cup glory. One title that has evaded the Reds talisman is the Premier League, and recent troubles mean that he will have to wait until next season to have a realistic crack at the championship. American owner Henry has promised to invest in the youth system at Anfield, and while Gerrard has backed the pledge, admits he would like to see money spent on new players. "This club will be here for many years so I think the right thing is to build for the future, bring young talent in, sort the scouting system out from top to bottom and, in my opinion, merge the Academy and Melwood, where the first team train," Gerrard said in the News of the World. "From a selfish point of view, I also want a short-term fix. "I think the Americans have got the right ideas to build a platform for this club for many years to come but, of course, when I speak to them, I'm going to be wanting a quick fix. "I've got four or five years left at this level and I want to win trophies before I finish, because that's what I go to work for." Liverpool have a big game in the league on Sunday when champions Chelsea make the trip to Merseyside, live on Sky Sports HD1 & 1.

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