Date: 12th March 2015 at 8:53pm
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Steven Gerrard says he hopes to leave Liverpool having guided the Reds to a top four finish and success in the FA Cup.

The Liverpool captain is set to end his 16-year association with the club when he departs for LA Galaxy at the end of the season.

Speaking at the press conference to announce the teams for the all-star charity game at Anfield on March 29 as a tribute, Gerrard outlined his targets for the remainder of the season.

Gerrard also announced he would be fit for the Reds next Premier League match at Swansea on Monday, having missed the last seven fixtures with a hamstring injury suffered in the win over Tottenham.

“I’ve just got over a hamstring injury and I am fit and available for the next game,” he said.

“I want to finish the season really strong and leave the team in the top four and hopefully go all the way in the FA Cup – that is how I want to sign off.”

Tickets for the all-star game sold out after less than 24 hours having gone on sale on Wednesday, and Gerrard has explained where the idea originated.

Gerrard said: “The club brought the idea to us, but because we’d had testimonials, we were a little bit cautious. When we got told it was going to be for Alder Hey, the Liverpool FC Foundation and other good causes, and it wasn’t going to be classed as any kind of second testimonial for either of us, we jumped at the opportunity.

“It only took one phone call from us to get the players involved, whereas the players had to do a lot of work to get agreements from their managers and their clubs.

“They had to do some paperwork, and they got it back really quickly, which shows you how keen they are, and how respectful they are to the clubs and the causes that the money will go to.”