STEVEN GERRARD has demanded that Liverpool should show ‘a bit of bottle’ when it comes to attacking.

Last night’s 3-1 victory in Romania over Europa League opponents Unirea Urziceni was the first time since the 6-1 win against Hull on September 26 the Reds had scored more than twice in a match.

And skipper Gerrard hopes his team-mates can draw some inspiration from that in their bid to secure Champions League football next season, starting against Blackburn at Anfield on Sunday.

The England midfielder, who will captain his country against Egypt next week, said: „It was slightly worrying that we were not creating enough.

„To win football matches you have got to create a lot of chances and we did that.

„That’s what made last night so pleasing. Now we’ve got to get the balance right between now and the end of the season.

„We haven’t been good enough going forward and we haven’t been creating enough, so it was nice to get three goals.

„It does play on your mind. The most important thing is to defend well and keep clean sheets but it is also important that you do well going forward.

„I think we have shown over the last few games that we are back to defending well and are more solid and are working harder and results have improved.

„We’ve still got to be good defensively but have a bit of bottle and be a bit risky in the final third as well. You have got to keep making chances.”

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Gerrard: Bottle attacking spirit

STEVEN GERRARD has demanded that Liverpool should show ‘a bit of bottle’ when it comes to attacking.

Last night’s 3-1 victory in Romania over Europa League opponents Unirea Urziceni was the first time since the 6-1 win against Hull on September 26 the Reds had scored more than twice in a match.

And skipper Gerrard hopes his team-mates can draw some inspiration from that in their bid to secure Champions League football next season, starting against Blackburn at Anfield on Sunday.

The England midfielder, who will captain his country against Egypt next week, said: „It was slightly worrying that we were not creating enough.

„To win football matches you have got to create a lot of chances and we did that.

„That’s what made last night so pleasing. Now we’ve got to get the balance right between now and the end of the season.

„We haven’t been good enough going forward and we haven’t been creating enough, so it was nice to get three goals.

„It does play on your mind. The most important thing is to defend well and keep clean sheets but it is also important that you do well going forward.

„I think we have shown over the last few games that we are back to defending well and are more solid and are working harder and results have improved.

„We’ve still got to be good defensively but have a bit of bottle and be a bit risky in the final third as well. You have got to keep making chances.”

Read the article on The Sun

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