Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard: Emphatic Reds could have scored more
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the Reds are emphatic when everything clicks into place following a 4-0 win against Fulham
Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are emphatic when playing at their very best after the Reds ran out comfortable 4-0 winners against Fulham.
The Reds produced an unstoppable first-half performance as Fernando Amorebieta’s own goal, Martin Skrtel’s thunderous header and Luis Suarez’s strike handed the home side a commanding half-time lead.
Suarez, who returned from a 10-game ban in September, netted his eighth goal in six top-flight appearances in the 54th minute as the Reds coasted to three points, which helps them leapfrog Chelsea into second.
Gerrard was replaced with 23 minutes remaining, and the Liverpool and England skipper played down any injury fears, whilst praising the performance of his team-mate Suarez against the Cottagers.
“I’ve got a bit of a niggle so came off early and hopefully I’ll be ready for the England games,” Gerrard told BBC Sport.
“The manager asked us to bounce back this afternoon and we did that – I thought we were outstanding.
“When it works and clicks we’re emphatic, and it could have been a lot more. Luis Suarez is in the top five players in the world.
“A lot of people like to judge him for things he’s done in the past, but I judge him as a player and he’s world class.”
Meanwhile, Fulham manager Martin Jol admitted he was very frustrated with his side’s performance at Anfield.
“We’ve had a difficult schedule and the task here became too big after conceding two early goals. We do everything in training and then we make the same mistakes.
“It was very frustrating, not only for the fans but for me and the team. But I can’t come up with the same excuses, that we played better in the second half, because in the end we did not get a result.”