Gerrard: We are improving
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steven Gerrard believes the signs are looking good for Liverpool.Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the signs are good after they moved up to fourth in the table.
Gerrard scored in Liverpool's 2-0 success over Sunderland on Wednesday as The Reds racked up their fifth straight Premiership win.
The England international is delighted with the side's current form and believes they can only get better with the possible arrival of new faces in January.
"We're improving and we are definitely getting better," said Gerrard.
"The manager has made some good signings and we've been working real hard with the defence in training and now we are looking quite solid at the back.
"January's only round the corner for a few more exciting players to join us.
"He (Rafa Benitez) has been quoted as saying we need somebody in down the right and I think we need cover for the central defenders, I'm sure the manager will be busy in January."
Gerrard also singled out Xabi Alonso for special praise after the Spaniard marked his return from injury with a superb performance.
Alonso helped create both goals against Sunderland and Gerrard hailed the former Real Sociedad man as one of best players he has played with.
"It's nice to have him back, he's one of the best passers of the ball I've ever played with," added Gerrard.
"You know if you make the runs he's going to get you the ball, every time he gets the ball I make a run, he doesn't find me all the time but 90 percent of the balls he plays get there."
Meanwhile, Stephen Warnock has laughed off reports linking him with a shock move to Everton.
Some reports have suggested that Everton were keen on signing the full back, but Warnock insists he has no plans to quit Anfield.
"If I wasn't happy here then I wouldn't have signed a new contract," said Warnock. "It's as simple as that.
"The story that said I was going to speak with David Moyes about going to Everton - it's just not true."