Gerrard wants EPL glory
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard heads into the Merseyside derby against Everton admitting there will be a "huge hole" in his career if he retires without winning the Premier League.
Gerrard has enjoyed a magnificent career with Liverpool and is already regarded as one of the club's all-time greats after almost single-handedly inspiring their 2005 Champions League final win over AC Milan.
The England midfielder cherishes the memory of his heroics that epic night in Istanbul and also a year later in the FA Cup final victory against West Ham.
But he knows the absence of a Premier League winners medal from his glittering CV is a major blemish.
After a surprisingly strong start to the season lifted Liverpool to second place, two points behind leaders Arsenal going into this weekend, Gerrard finds himself in with a chance of finally mounting a serious title challenge
And, speaking before Saturday's clash with hated city rivals Everton at Goodison Park, Gerrard made it clear he won't give up fighting for the crown.
"There'd be a hole missing in my career (without a title win) but I don't think I'd spend the rest of my life being irritated or annoyed or frustrated," Gerrard told ESPNFC.
"Since I broke into this team at 18 years of age I've tried to win the title but it hasn't happened.
"I've got a couple more chances and I'll continue to fight for it."
The 221st Merseyside derby will be Everton manager Roberto Martinez's first taste of one of English football's most frenetic fixtures.
(1500GMT unless stated)
Arsenal v Southampton, Everton v Liverpool (1245GMT), Fulham v Swansea, Hull v Crystal Palace, Newcastle v Norwich, Stoke v Sunderland, West Ham v Chelsea
Cardiff v Manchester United (1600GMT), Manchester City v Tottenham (1330GMT)
West Brom v Aston Villa (2000GMT)