Steven Gerrard: 'I've been jealous of teams in the Champions League'

Gerrard: 'I've been jealous of CL teams'
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard explains why he was "jealous" of other English sides in the Champions League prior to their return to the competition.

Steven Gerrard has spoken of his "jealousy" at seeing other teams in the Champions League during Liverpool's five-year absence from the competition.

The Reds host Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in their first game in Europe's elite competition at Anfield since they were knocked out at the group stages in 2009.

BBC Sport quotes Gerrard as saying: "There has almost been a jealousy and an envy that we weren't involved. I've been craving it. Everyone is looking forward to hearing that music.

"Watching the likes of Chelsea and Man United in it when we were finishing outside the top four was tough.

"I'm just glad it's finally here. It's reward for all the hard work last season. We need to enjoy it but we're not in it to make the numbers up. We want to do as well as we can."

Gerrard was captain of the Reds side that won the 2005 competition against AC Milan.

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard (R) celebrates scoring a penalty against Tottenham on August 31, 2014
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