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17 Sep 2009 16:45:42

Gerrard - Reds back on track

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool have found their best form after a slow start to the season and is targeting another three points against West Ham. The Reds lost two of their opening three Premier League matches but they have responded well with back-to-back wins over Bolton and Burnley. Rafa Benitez's men also got their UEFA Champions League campaign up and running with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Debrecen on Wednesday night. Gerrard is now looking forward to going back to West Ham on Saturday after scoring twice in a 3-0 success at Upton Park last season, while other teams in the top six are certain to drop points over the weekend. "We got a really good win at West Ham last season, we were well organised and very dangerous on the counter-attack, and I am sure that will be the plan again at the weekend," said the Liverpool skipper. "The title race seems to be becoming a big six, and at the weekend we have the Manchester derby while Chelsea play Tottenham. So something will have to give. "So hopefully we can get a good win at West Ham, concentrate on our own performance and pray the results will fall in our favour by the end of the weekend. "We are slowly getting back to where we want to be with three wins on the spin and hopefully another at West Ham." Gerrard insists Liverpool have put the early defeats to Tottenham and Aston Villa behind them, although he accepts it will be a competitive title race this term. "The confidence is starting to come back into the squad now, losing those two early games close together was not good but we are building slowly back to the form we want. "It takes a while to get back to your best, but we are happy with the reaction from everybody so now we aim to go and get a good win at West Ham on Saturday. "It is still very early, but it was important that we recovered from that poor start. This is only the beginning for us. "We have seen Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea start well, and some of the big teams without important players, so it is going to be an interesting fight this season. "There is a long way to go with a lot of football to be played, we just have to keep improving the way we are."


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