Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was delighted with his goal in victory over Sunderland.

Gerrard is used to leaving free-kicks to leading scorer Luis Suarez and was just glad to be able to have a shot at goal.

"Credit to Sunderland, they came to shut up shop and made it difficult," he told Sky Sports 1.

"I don't usually get a go (at free-kicks). Luis Suarez has been magnificent on set-pieces but sometimes you need people to step in and I got it right.

"He let me take one! He wouldn't let me take one at Cardiff! But it doesn't matter who gets the goals. We've won nothing yet."

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