Steven Gerrard: There Is No Need To Panic Just Yet

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Former Liverpool Captain believes that there is no need to raise the panic alarms just yet despite a disappointing loss against arch rivals Manchester United a few days back.

The Former reds legend also believes that the return of Daniel Sturridge, Captain Jordan Henderson, and Phil Coutinho could mean that there is still a lot more to come from this Liverpool side which looked nothing short of disappointing at Old Trafford on Saturday.

He said: “I’m still a bit dejected from the performance and the result.

“It’s still a bit raw but you have to understand the bigger picture. It’s still early on in the season, we’re on the back of two poor performances and results.

“But there’s still a lot of time to recover and with the fixtures we’ve got coming up hopefully we can take six points and start mending that damage.

“I was expecting a big reaction from the West Ham performance and it never came until the second half. When you play the big teams it’s too late. You can’t afford afford to react in the second half.”

He added: “The frustrating thing for me was that Man United didn’t have to do too much to win it. I think that’s what will be hurting Brendan and the players.

“The fans are disappointed at the moment but I think it’s important we don’t panic.”

The former Liverpool captain was speaking with Steve Hothersall and ECHO columnist John Aldridge on Radio City Legends, and he said that there’s plenty of time for Rodgers to fix the Reds’ recent issues.

And Gerrard says the return of key players to the side will have a big influence on Liverpool’s fortunes.

He added: “We’re missing some big players. I think it’s vital Daniel Sturridge is back playing and firing as soon as possible. I think the key is the partnership he forms with Benteke because if they click together there’s plenty more big games to finish high up in the league.

“So although it’s been disappointing it’s important to stay calm.

“Henderson has been a big miss and Coutinho’s suspension was a hammer blow, so I think they’re three big players.If you get those three into the team we will be fine.”

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