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Carragher lauds Liverpool team-mate Gerrard

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was not surprised to see Steven Gerrard respond to recent criticism of his form by scoring the crucial winner at Bolton on Saturday. "It was a great goal from Stevie, typical of him really," Carragher told Liverpool's official website. "He has taken a bit of criticism this week and it's never a clever thing to write Stevie off because even when there are times when he doesn't play well, he will produce a goal like that.

"It was a great result. I thought we played very well in the first half even though it was disappointing to concede a goal from a corner.

"We have taken a bit of criticism this week and rightly so to a certain extent because we haven't made the greatest of starts.

"I thought the lads showed what great character we have. No-one can ever write us off because I think ourselves and Manchester United, not just in this league but probably anywhere in the world, are the best at coming back from deficits and winning games."

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