I’m back to my best! Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard happy with form

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes he is nearing his best form after the midfielder endured a mixed start to the campaign

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Steven Gerrard has made 612 appearances for Liverpool Photo: Back Page Images

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Steven Gerrard believes he is nearing his best form after the Liverpool captain endured a difficult start to the season.

The 32-year-old struggled to live up to his normally high standards at the beginning of the campaign after a demanding summer with England at Euro 2012.

But Gerrard has been rejuvenated in recent weeks, scoring three goals and producing six assists for his team-mates in Liverpool’s last six Premier League outings.

The Reds captain, who made his 600th Liverpool appearance in November, also warned the Anfield outfit’s opponents in January that he is determined to improve his goal tally in the coming weeks.

“I’ve had mixed experiences this season. I’ve passed some unbelievable landmarks for club and country, getting to the 600 games mark and winning my 100th cap for England,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website.

“But with the slow start we made and being where we have in the league it’s been a bit mixed for me.

“There’s my form as well. I’ve played well in some games but I’ve been disappointed with myself in others and I’m not happy with my goal tally at the moment.

“I think my performances are getting closer to where I want them to be so if I can add goals to those performances then maybe people will start saying the old Steven Gerrard is back.

“I don’t think the manager’s asked me to do anything different in terms of the way he wants to me to perform but because of certain injuries, situations that have happened to the team and formations that we’ve played, I’ve naturally played a little bit deeper.

“I’ve maybe gone into protection mode rather than playing the old Steven Gerrard way with the shackles off and going for the jugular.”

He added: “But I’ve got the buzz that the team’s improving and it’s going to get better. I’m confident that come the end of the season I will be satisfied with myself and the team because I do believe we can finish the season really strong.”

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