Liverpool latest: Skrtel's OG, ex-player demands reaction

Martin Skrtel

Some of the key stories related to Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday evening.

Defender Martin Skrtel has said he is determined to recover from the own goal at the weekend that put the game beyond Liverpool’s reach in their 3-1 defeat to Hull City at the KC Stadium.

Skrtel wrote on his official website: ‘We wanted to grab all three points against Hull but unfortunately we didn’t.

‘It was a very unlucky game for me as well because of my own-goal. But this is football and these things can happen. Now we must be fully focused because we have other games ahead of us.’

Ex-striker John Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column that too many senior Liverpool players didn’t play well enough in the defeat to Hull on Sunday and that Liverpool’s passing was poor. He also said they must react by winning against Norwich City.

He said: ‘It’s always going to be a fight against the lower teams – you should know what you’re going to get.

‘There were far too many unforced errors. When teams close you down and you lose it, you accept that but the number of times we just passed it out of play was unbelievable.

‘The manager has to get a reaction from the players after Sunday. We need to get at Norwich from the first whistle at Anfield tomorrow night and try to get an early goal.’

Captain Steven Gerrard has said that despite him playing in a deeper role for Liverpool, he can still cause some damage to the opposition, citing his free-kick against Hull as an example along with many of his good set-piece deliveries so far this season.

Gerrard told the Liverpool website: ‘If you play around good players, they make good movement and put themselves in good positions.

‘My job and what the manager wants me to do from my position is to try to create and be a playmaker in there.

‘Maybe I’m playing a little bit deeper this year but I can still get into areas where I can hurt the opposition. That’s what I’m trying to do.’

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