Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard doesn't believe Raul Meireles' form is totally down to Kenny Dalglish's influence.

Meireles struggled for consistency under former manager Roy Hodgson.

But Gerrard told Goals on Sunday: "There were times when Roy played Raul out wide and maybe he didn't want to play there, and Kenny has played him a bit further forward and he seems to be revelling in it.

"But I think it was more about Raul getting used to the league and settling into the country rather than who he was playing for. If Roy was still in charge now you'd still be seeing good performances from Raul Meireles because he's a top player."

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