Gerrard wants fairytale FA Cup finish with Liverpool

The Reds captain is eyeing a final glorious run in the competition before leaving the club but expects a tough test against Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round

Steven Gerrard says he wants to win the FA Cup with Liverpool after inspiring them to victory over AFC Wimbledon.

The Reds captain scored both goals as Brendan Rodgers’ men secured safe passage to the fourth round of the competition with a 2-1 win over their League Two opponents, thus setting up a meeting with Bolton at Anfield.

And Gerrard, who has announced he will leave the club at the end of the season to move to MLS, says he is hoping for a “dream finish” by claiming the trophy for a third time, with the final falling on the day of his 35th birthday.

“It’s going to be my last time [in the FA Cup], so I want to make the most of it and go all the way,” Gerrard told BBC Sport.

“That’s what dreams are made of and hopefully that will be the case. Bolton at home in the next round will be another difficult test, I know Neil Lennon and I know he’ll set up his team so they are difficult to beat.

“I always enjoy the FA Cup, I grew up loving the competition. If I wasn’t here playing for this team I’d probably be in the stands watching.

“I know what it means to every single supporter, that’s why I always try and give it my best. Whether I’m playing AC Milan in the Champions League or Wimbledon I’m always going to give it my best.”