Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gerrard the saviour on mission to save the season

Liverpool set off today for their make-or-break Champions League showdown in Budapest with skipper Steven Gerrard insisting that they can still salvage their season.

The Reds, with one win in 10 games in all competitions, are seventh in the Barclays Premier League and face a Champions League exit on Tuesday when they face Hungarian champions Debrecen in Budapest.

Only a Liverpool win and a Lyon victory away to Fiorentina on the same night, will save the Reds from elimination at the group stage - the first time that will have happened under boss Rafael Benitez.

But Gerrard, who will almost certainly need another pain-killing injection in his groin to allow him to play in the Ferenc Puskas stadium, is confident that Liverpool's worrying season can be saved.

He said: "The mood in the camp is really good, although we know our position in the table isn't good enough.

"But we have faith in our ability. We know we can put things right."

He added: "It's been a frustrating few weeks because as soon as I was fit we had the international break. I've been desperate to play and can't wait to really get going properly again."

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