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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has won six domestic trophies for his one and only club—the FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield twice each—but he has never once led his team out for a final at Wembley.
Every one of those trophies were lifted at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, used by the FA for all its finals whilst the new Wembley was being built.
On finally getting the opportunity to captain his beloved Reds at the national stadium of England, Gerrard said:
Every time I played for Liverpool at Cardiff and led the team out there, there was a bit of me thinking 'if only this was Wembley'.
Don't get me wrong, we had some great days in Cardiff and I've got some fantastic memories of playing at the Millennium Stadium, but I'd have preferred to have won those trophies at Wembley.
However, one of the men standing in his way is his younger cousin, Anthony Gerrard. The former Everton trainee is likely to come face to face with his close relation at times on the field as Steven pushes on to aid the Liverpool attack. One of those meetings could well prove to be a crucial one, both in terms of the result on the day and for bragging rights at every subsequent family get-together.