Gerrard boosted by Anfield win

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Anfield Liverpool v Blackburn Rovers (2-1) Premier League 24/10/2010 Thumbs up from Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Photo: Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool’s edgy 2-1 victory over Blackburn at Anfield on Sunday afternoon could give the club the kick start it needs to the season.

It was only the Reds’ second league victory in their opening 9 Premier League games, but Gerrard was delighted to see players linking up well.

The skipper is now looking ahead to next Sunday’s away clash at Bolton, where victory for Liverpool would move them out of the relegation zone.

He said, “The three points will have done wonders for everyone.

“It was great to see Fernando get on the scoresheet and Joe Cole set him up. We have got to use the last two performances as a fresh start but the last thing the players have done is hide behind the fact we’ve had a bit of an issue off the field.

“We find ourselves where we are in the league because we haven’t been good enough. Of course it is nice and refreshing to know things are sorted out off the pitch and the fans are happy.

“It is all about getting a sequence of results and we will find out now whether we are capable of doing it. That is the challenge for this team.

“If you do that, you will find yourself climbing the table really fast. Three or four wins on the bounce and you will find yourself in a very healthy position.

“It is early days and there are still plenty of games to play. If we play like we can at Bolton we can do really well. Enough is enough – we want to put that sequence together.”