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Gerrard convinced Liverpool players have title belief

Steven Gerrard is convinced there is genuine belief inside Liverpool that they can win the Premiership this season.

In his match programme notes for last night's victory over Portsmouth, Gerrard reflected on ending Chelsea's record unbeaten home run on Sunday: "Sunday's result was fantastic. Every player gave everything they had and we came away from Stamford Bridge with a richly deserved win.

"To take their unbeaten record away from them was just a little bit of icing on the cake. They've been a tremendously hard team to beat for so long now but records are made to be broken and we went down there with a game-plan, executed it and got what we deserved.

"That game-plan wasn't just to soak up what they threw at us; we wanted to take the game to them and dominate.

"I think we did that. It'll be a long time until you see Chelsea kept that quiet at home. They had a chance through Ashley Cole midway through the second half but that was as close as they came.

"Pepe Reina never really had to get his gloves dirty and that's a real credit to our lads for the way they defended, battled for every scrap in midfield and to the forwards too for the effort they put in leading the line. It was one of those games where everything came together. We started the game well, and built from there.

"The fact that we hadn't beaten any of the top four sides away from home under Rafa was something that was holding us back. It was a massive result.

"This season we have a belief that we can go anywhere and win. We believe we can win in any situation, even when we back ourselves into a corner."

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