Liverpool morning news: Gerrard on ‘nerves and excitement’; ex-Red on tactics

A select round-up of morning news relating to Liverpool

Following Chelsea’s shock defeat at the hands of Sunderland yesterday, Liverpool head into their match against Norwich City knowing victory will put them on the cusp of Premier League glory.

The Reds kick-off what is a potentially huge day of football, with three top-flight matches taking place this Easter Sunday. And Steven Gerrard believes his role as club captain is as important as ever as they head into the home-straight.

Speaking to the Telegraph in quotes later picked up by the club's official website, Gerrard said, “I think in the dressing room players are looking at me and how I behave.

“So it’s important that I stay calm and stay positive, but they all know that I am there if they need me.

“That’s my job. If all the fans and the staff and the players are looking to me, then good; I am ready for it. They are there, the nerves, the excitement.”

And it does not get more exciting than seeing the Premier League trophy that has eluded him for so long within touching distance.

In other news, Mark Lawrenson has been writing in the Liverpool Echo prior to this afternoon’s match against the Canaries.

“I would be surprised if Rodgers dispenses with the diamond that has served so well in recent weeks and reverts to a 4-3-3, with Philippe Coutinho asked to play wide on the left,” the ex-Red wrote.

Fans will not have to wait long to see if Lawrenson is right.

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