Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has urged his team-mates to put Sunday’s defeat to Hull City behind them and has told them that six points from their next two home games is a must.
The Reds fell to a shock 3-1 defeat at the KC Stadium on Sunday which kept them seven points behind league leaders Arsenal with the busy festive period set to start.
Goals from Jake Livermore, David Meyler and a Martin Sktrel own-goal put Brendan Rodgers’ side aside comfortabely and with Norwich City and West Ham United up next at home on Wednesday and Saturday, Sterling knows that six points is now crucial.
“In these back-to-back games at home, hopefully we can go out there and get the six points that we need to get right back where we need to be,” Sterling said.
“We’ve got big ambitions to be right up at the top end. Hopefully in these next two games we can do the job.
“We’re only looking for the positives and today wasn’t one of them. We’ll take that into the game against Norwich on Wednesday. Hopefully we can get the three points and move on to Saturday.
“I thought we started off a little bit slowly, but gradually got into our game. We were just really disappointed to slip away at the end and lose two crucial goals.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles