Liverpool hero Gerrard: I'll keep focusing on my football

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was delighted to again get on the scoresheet in their 1-1 FA Cup draw with Everton.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was delighted to again get on the scoresheet in their 1-1 FA Cup draw with Everton.

Gerrard followed up Monday’s goal in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Everton with a face-saving FA Cup equaliser.

Gerrard has had to run a gauntlet of hate in both Merseyside derbies with Everton fans taunting him over the assault charge hanging over him.

The England star has risen above it with outstanding displays.

Gerrard will plead not guilty when the case eventually goes to trial. But, with his next court appearance not until March 20, he knows he will need to carry on showing that sort of character.

He said: “I’m a footballer, I focus on my football and I will continue to show that.

“But it’s not just about me. I’m happy to score goals but I’d love to be through without me scoring. We dominated the game and their goal was frustrating because we worked on defending set-pieces.

“I’m sure we can go there in the replay and win. We’ve done it before and we can do it again.

“It’s natural to be disappointed because we had far more chances. We have to be a bit more clinical in front of goal and watch the set-pieces.

“Both sides could do without the replay. We have just got to put in the same work-rate at Goodison and if we do we will beat them.”

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