Steven Gerrard issues Liverpool FC derby match rallying cry
STEVEN GERRARD today issued a pre-derby rallying cry and insisted Liverpool's squad will stay united to turn their season around. Few people have felt the frustration of the Reds early exit from the Champions League more than Gerrard, who is acutely aware certain critics perceive them as a club in crisis. The captain, however, has made it emphatically clear nothing could be further from the truth and says the group Rafa Benitez will take to Goodison Park on Sunday are all pulling in the same direction. What's more, Gerrard believes the experiences of the last two months have only served to make Liverpool stronger and he is hoping there will be an emphatic response to recent disappointments when they tackle Everton. 'We're all aware the season isn't going the way we would want it to and we're really disappointed to have gone out of the Champions League,' said Gerrard. 'We're far from happy with our form in the Premier League as well but the only way to turn things around is by sticking together. 'We've shown in the past what we can achieve when we do that and if there's one positive about the difficult time we've been having, it's that we've all pulled together. 'The manager, the staff and the players are all working as hard as we can to try and get the improvement we've been looking for.
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