Steven Gerrard says Liverpool’s upcoming matches against Manchester United and Tottenham are the perfect opportunity to prove their critics wrong and get their season back on track.
Liverpool have slumped since their 4-0 demolition of Arsenal at the end of August. They have managed just one win in their seven games since then, including a 5-0 thumping from Manchester City.
The poor run of form has seen them drop to seventh place in the Premier League table, seven points of leaders City.
However, current Under 18s coach Gerrard, believes their forthcoming fixtures against United and Spurs can be used as a catalyst to kickstart their season.
‘I cannot wait for those two games because watching Liverpool since Jurgen has come in they are the games where Liverpool seem to prove everyone wrong and put in top-class performances,’ Gerrard told ‘Sky Sports’.
‘I think their record against the top sides is the best so if I was a Liverpool player or the Liverpool manager, those games can’t come quick enough.
‘The frustrating thing for Liverpool at the moment is the international break after a couple of games where they feel they should have done better.
‘The league doesn’t lie, Liverpool are where they are, but what I would say is I am really enjoying watching the team at the moment.
‘I love the manager. I think he has taken this team and the club forward. There is a lot of excitement about.
‘I can see Jurgen is a little bit frustrated at the moment but so are we all.
‘But we are seven games in and Liverpool are capable of going on a long run of winning games.
‘With one good result or a couple of good results, they will find themselves back in the top four.
‘I am very confident that this season can be a success, whether that be in the league or in Europe or the FA Cup.
‘I am a big, big believer in this manager.’