Steven Gerrard ‘pleased’ with Liverpool’s opening fixtures

Steven Gerrard says he is "reasonably pleased" with the opening fixtures Liverpool have been handed for the 2013-14 season

The Sport Review staff
By    
brendan rodgers
Brendan Rodgers' side finished seventh in the Premier League table Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard says he is “reasonably pleased” with the opening fixtures Liverpool have been handed for the 2013-14 season.

Brendan Rodgers’ men kick off their campaign with a home clash against Stoke City on August 17, before a trip to Aston Villa and the visit of defending champions Manchester United to Anfield.

Liverpool face only one team (United) that finished above them last season in their opening nine games – and Gerrard believes that the Reds can make a solid start to the season thanks to their opening fixtures.

“It [Liverpool’s opening fixture list] could have been an awful lot trickier,” Gerrard, 33, told LFC TV.

“We’ve got to be reasonably pleased with the start we’ve got but every game in the Premier League is tough.

“You need to turn up and perform. I look at the fixtures all the time but the most important thing is to not get too carried away and look at that first game.

“We need to get off to a good start in terms of being positive for that first home game.”

MORE: Latest transfer news and gossip

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Australian Open preview
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2017 preview: Murray and Djokovic renew rivalry; Federer and Nadal return
Slideshow
The Sport Review
Photos: Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham stars watch NBA match in London together
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Bastian Schweinsteiger: 17 photos of Man United midfielder’s beautiful wife Ana Ivanovic
The Sport Review
Seven players Man United could sign in the January transfer window
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Seven strikers Liverpool could sign in January transfer window
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer “couldn’t be happier” after making winning return
The Sport Review
Paul Scholes sends blunt message to Diego Costa about his Chelsea future
The Sport Review
Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans and drops hint about future