Steven Gerrard: What Liverpool FC will find frustrating ahead of Man United clash
The Liverpool legend admits Jurgen Klopp's men haven't got the points their performances deserved in the Premier League
Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool will be frustrated with their disappointing return from their September fixtures heading into the international break.
The Reds made a promising start to the season after Liverpool collected seven points from their opening three games thanks to victories over Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
However, the Merseyside outfit struggled to build on their momentum last month following a 5-0 loss to Manchester City, although Sadio Mane’s red card helped the Citizens’ cause.
Liverpool dropped points in stalemates with Burnley and Newcastle United despite dominating both Premier League games, while the Reds edged to a 3-2 win at Leicester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are still waiting for their first Champions League win in the group stage following a 2-2 draw with Sevilla and a 1-1 stalemate with Spartak Moscow.
Former Liverpool captain Gerrard has sympathy for Klopp’s players after some dominant performances failed to yield three points.
“The frustrating thing for Liverpool at the moment is the international break after a couple of games where they feel they should have done better,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.
“I think Liverpool will itching once the international break is over and really relishing those games. As a fan, I am looking forward to watching them in those games because I think they can bounce back. With one good result or a couple of good results, they will find themselves back in the top four.”
Liverpool will host Manchester United in their next Premier League game at Anfield on Saturday 14 October.
The Reds finished the 2016-17 Premier League season in fourth place in the table to secure a return to the Champions League.
Liverpool signed four players in the summer transfer window as Klopp looked to improve his squad ahead of his second full season in charge at Anfield.