Gerrard: Time for us to move the club forward

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has responded to today’s high court ruling by urging the players and supporters to pull together in order to move the club forward on the pitch.

A dismal start under new manager Roy Hodgson sees the Reds going into the Merseyside derby on Sunday in the relegation zone.

Gerrard told “It’s a fantastic result and credit needs to go to Christian [Purslow], Ian [Ayre] and the Chairman [Martin Broughton] who have worked so hard on this.

“It seems things are nearly sorted off the pitch so we need to start getting them right on it by getting three points at Goodison on Sunday.

“I know how frustrated the fans have been with what has been going on and I can understand their feelings. But we’ve all suffered in this, especially the supporters, and now it’s time for us all to pull together and help move the club forward.”

Vice-captain Jamie Carragher told TalkSport “I hope we can look forward now. I don’t think the protests have affected things too much, because the protests and marches were usually before or after games.

“The atmosphere has not been great at Anfield recently because the performances have not been that great.

“But a lot of supporters will be delighted with the outcome today. I am sure that will give us a feel-good factor and we hope that will help us.”