I can strike up deadly partnership with Carroll & Suárez, says Gerrard
Steven Gerrard believes Andy Carroll, Luis Suárez and himself showcased their potential as an attacking trio against Everton
Steven Gerrard is confident he can strike up a prosperous attacking partnership with Liverpool team-mates Andy Carroll and Luis Suárez to end the Reds’ woes in front of goal.
The Liverpool captain netted a hat-trick in a commanding 3-0 victory over Everton at Anfield on Tuesday night, ending the club’s run of five league games without victory.
Gerrard’s injury problems and Suárez’s eight-game suspension for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra have both hampered the Reds’ progress this season.
But the 31-year-old midfielder believes the trio pose a dangerous attacking threat – and he is expecting them to cultivate a greater understanding for the remainder of the campaign.
“I haven’t played with Suarez that much, but when I have we seem to have an understanding,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website.
“With Andy Carroll as well, I think the three of us in the starting line-up are always going to be a threat.
“Hopefully that can continue to get stronger and stronger.”
Gerrard was full of praise for Suárez, who teed up the Reds skipper for the opening two goals against the Toffees.
“To beat Everton is always special, so to get three goals is that little bit extra,” added Gerrard.
“But I have to give my teammates a special mention, especially Luis Suarez – he put two on a plate for me.
“It was a great team performance and a clean sheet – everything we wanted from the game, we got.”
Gerrard added: “The inconsistency we’ve been showing in the league has been very frustrating.
“We played very well against Arsenal and never got anything, and then we never turned up against Sunderland.
“We’re going from one extreme to another at the moment and we need to find a level of consistency where we go on a winning streak rather than winning one game and then losing one because otherwise we find ourselves in a position in the league we don’t want.”