Will the Reds win their first trophy under Rodgers this season?
Brendan Rodgers and his latest generation of Liverpool stars can take a step closer to history today, with victory over Aston Villa in our FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
It’s been more than three years since we won our last piece of silverware – the 2012 League Cup – with Martin Skrtel and Jordan Henderson the only players all but guaranteed to start both matches.
Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique and Steven Gerrard also started the match against Cardiff City but there are no other surviving squad members from the side managed by Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish.
That means that there are plenty of our stars who are desperate to get that metaphorical monkey of their backs and win a first trophy for the Anfield faithful, something Rodgers believes that they are ready to do.
Speaking ahead of today’s game, whose winner will face defending champions Arsenal next month, Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website: “We now arrive into our second semi-final of the season. This is a really prestigious competition and the game at Wembley sets it up perfectly for us.
“We know it will be a difficult game but this club is based around winning trophies and we want to do everything we can to turn what was a disappointing season at the beginning into what will hopefully be a successful season come the end.
“The players are very committed; our young players are very hungry and committed to achieving success. They are adapting to the ways of working.
“We have got some hungry players in there and some experienced players – the likes of Steven [Gerrard], who has won a lot of trophies in his career. The balance is great for us and hopefully we can go on and do that.”