Steven Gerrard Demands Liverpool Show More Cutting Edge In Attack

Reds need to show some bottle...
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has urged his side to front up and show more courage in going forward after several weeks of cautious, if solid, displays.

The Reds managed to score three against Unirea Urziceni in Romania on Thursday night to seal a place in the last 16 of the Europa League and now Gerrard wants to see similar goalscoring form in the Premier League.

The game against Unirea was the first time since September that Rafael Benitez's men had scored more than two goals in a match.

"It was slightly worrying that we were not creating enough," said Gerrard, according to Press Association Sport.

"To win football matches you have got to create a lot of chances and we did that.

"That's what made last night so pleasing. Now we've got to get the balance right between now and the end of the season.

"We haven't been good enough going forward and we haven't been creating enough, so it was nice to get three goals.

"It does play on your mind. The most important thing is to defend well and keep clean sheets but it is also important that you do well going forward."

The England international is pleased with the Reds' recent solidity but believes that now is the time to take a few more risks.

"I think we have shown over the last few games that we are back to defending well and are more solid and are working harder and results have improved," he added.

"We've still got to be good defensively but have a bit of bottle and be a bit risky in the final third as well. You have got to keep making chances."