Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard feels they're two big signings from being title challengers.

Gerrard has ­admitted ­Liverpool still need a couple of 'big players' if they are to ­challenge at the very top.

He explained: "In general, I like the ­direction the club is going in, but the harsh reality is that we still need two or three big players who can help.

"We were short before the last ­deadline and I think we struggled to find consistency ­because of that."