Liverpool's Gerrard: We had to bounce back from Man Utd defeat

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was delighted with the way they bounced back from defeat at Manchester United in Sunday's victory over Everton.

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"Last week was very disappointing - it was a difficult week swallowing that defeat at Old Trafford but it was all about bouncing back and trying to take a positive win into Wednesday," said the 27-year-old.

"The scoreline (at Old Trafford) was more emphatic then we deserved but we have got to forget about that and move on and try to consolidate this fourth position and try to go all the way to Moscow (the host city for the final).

"It was a good win. We were slightly disappointed we didn't make it more comfortable in the first half.

"We created numerous chances to kill the game off in the first half and we just missed putting a toe or a head on a few deliveries into the box and could have scored more, which would have given us more confidence.

"Everton put us under a little bit of pressure in the second half but I never once thought we were going to lose or give the lead away."

Gerrard also paid tribute to match-winner Fernando Torres, who scored his 21st league goal in 29 league matches.

The Spaniard latched on to Dirk Kuyt's pass to expertly fire past goalkeeper Tim Howard.

"It was no shock to me," added Gerrard.

"Give the guy chances and he'll put them away - simple as that."

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