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Gerrard calls for more reinforcements

Steven Gerrard says Liverpool still need ‘two or three big players’ despite the arrival of Daniel Sturridge for 12 million pounds.

Liverpool recorded an emphatic 5-0 win at home to Norwich City on Saturday, with new signing Sturridge among the goals.

That made it three goals in three appearances for the striker following his move from Chelsea, but club captain Gerrard believes further reinforcements are required.

“In general, I like the direction the club is going in, but the harsh reality is that we still need two or three big players who can help”, he told The Mirror.

“We were short before the last deadline and I think we struggled to find consistency because of that.”

Liverpool took some time earlier in the season to adapt to new manager Brendan Rodgers’ ideas and style of play, but six wins in their last 10 outings have improved the outlook considerably, with Gerrard looking to learn from arch-rivals Manchester United.

“I like the new manager’s philosophy. I like his style of play. The gap between us and, say, Manchester United is now severe, but I believe that on our day we can beat any team in the league,” he said.

“What we need to find is that consistency. We can actually learn from United. There are games when they don’t play well and they still find a way to win.

“When we don’t play well, we don’t win. We need to find a way to win games when we’re not really at our top level.”

Liverpool visit Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup fourth round next Sunday, before returning to league action at Arsenal on January 30.

Sun 20 January, 2013
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