Manchester City don’t scare us, insists Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool have no reason to fear Manchester City ahead of clash at the Etihad Stadium next week

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Steven Gerrard's scored his 142nd Liverpool goal against Newcastle United PA Photos

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Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool have nothing to fear when they face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old Liverpool skipper was introduced as a second-half substitute against Newcastle United and scored the third goal in a 3-1 victory at Anfield.

And Gerrard is eagerly anticipating a difficult trip to Eastlands, insisting the Reds can cause the league leaders problems.

“Bring it on,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website. “They are a fantastic team who have started the season really well but we’ve got nothing to fear.

“We showed against them here a couple of weeks ago that we more than matched them. These are exciting games, we don’t fear these and these are the games as a player you want to play in. I can’t wait.”

“We’ve been very strong on the road. It’s at home that we haven’t got the results our football has deserved but we will go to City full of confidence, we will give it our best shot and see where it takes us.”

Gerrard endured a difficult 2011, making just 15 appearances as he struggled to overcome a groin injury and then an ankle problem.

But the England international was thrilled to score against Newcastle and insists he is focused on helping the Reds secure a top-four finish.

“It’s fantastic to be back, just to be involved with the lads again out there on the pitch and to be playing football – which I love doing,” added Gerrard. “To get a win and score was a perfect return for me.

“It was a fantastic way to end 2011. For me personally the year has been an absolute nightmare but for the team it was great to finish it on a high and now we need to push on, keep building and putting up a good fight for the top four.”

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