Players responsible for poor Liverpool form, claims Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on his teammates to raise their game in an effort to end the Reds’ poor form, according to the Independent.

Gerrard said: “The players need to take responsibility for where we are in the league. It’s just not good enough for a club like us to be there.” Following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Sunderland Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League table with 39 points, 10 adrift of Arsenal who occupy the last Champions League spot.

Liverpool have won only once since the end of January, a 6-1 hammering of Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup. While the Reds have also picked up the League Cup trophy in that time, the match with Cardiff City was drawn with Liverpool eventually winning on penalties. Liverpool have picked up only one point in their last four Premier League games, a 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

This week Liverpool host Everton in the Merseyside derby on Tuesday and Stoke City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday. Gerrard added that the side need to find consistency starting against Everton if they hope to return to Wembley in the FA Cup this season.

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