Liverpool morning news, Gerrard says side are moving in right direction after Leicester win

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool recorded back-to-back wins for only the second time in the Premier League this season after they came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard and Rickie Lambert all struck for the Reds, with Gerrard particularly impressing on his return to the starting XI, who is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying the side are moving in the right direction.

He said: “I think we dominated, our defending was better, we’re sticking together and were a lot harder to beat.

“Then, when we get a world class player back in Daniel Sturridge, and we will keep moving forward.

“The performance tonight was very good and we could have won by more than 3-1 in the end.”

Jordan Henderson hailed the performance of Gerrard as a 'real captain's performance' and told the Liverpool Echo it would be massive if the Reds could back up their two victories over Stoke City and Leicester with a win over Sunderland at Anfield at the weekend. 

He told the Liverpool Echo: "It’s been a good few days for us. We’ve picked up six points and hopefully we can get another three on the weekend.

“If we can make it nine points in a week that would be massive for us. We’ll go into the Sunderland game with plenty of confidence.

“We have to stay together as a group and work as hard as we possibly can. If we do that then the results will keep coming.”

Brendan Rodgers re-emphasised the importance of Gerrard and will continue to manage his playing time, telling reporters after the game: “He’s very important for us. But he’s not 24 any more and you have to do that with players at that stage – it’s about mapping out the rest of the season and the game he can play in.”

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