Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has revealed he gave Robbie Keane a 'pick-me-up' after he drew another blank in Saturday's win at Everton.

"I sat next to him and just told him he had been magnificent," said the Liverpool skipper. "I felt it was worth doing that, because he had put in another selfless performance, full of running and hard work for the team and it deserved some recognition. 'The ball he put on a plate for Nando was top drawer and if he keeps contributing like that, everyone will be delighted.

"Nando may have got man of the match, but Robbie was a genuine contender in my book. He was outstanding and you just know that once he gets off the mark, the goals will flow."