Gerrard 'a big, big believer' in under-pressure Liverpool boss Klopp

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However, the Premier League's view is that clubs knew what they were selling when the latest television deal - with each live game worth £1.2million - was struck and so can have few complaints.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard insists he has total faith in manager Jurgen Klopp's ability to bring success to the club.

While that issue bubbles along in the background Klopp is now preparing to take his side to Newcastle on Sunday, by which time they could be eight points behind the two table-topping Manchester clubs.

"I can not wait for those two games because watching Liverpool since Jurgen has come in - they are the games where Liverpool seem to prove everyone wrong and put in top-class performances", Gerrard told Sky Sports News.

"The league doesn't lie, Liverpool are where they are, but what I would say is I am really enjoying watching the team at the moment".

"That has changed. We've made a big step in this". Of course, it could have been a little bit better if chances had gone in or individual errors could have been avoided.

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The result leaves Liverpool in seventh place in the Premier League, with one win in seven in all competitions.

But since then, injuries and a lack of confidence have taken their toll on the forward, who hasn't taken his league tally into double figures in a single season since.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called on Sky to seriously the consider the implications of scheduling a match on Christmas Eve which he believes fans will have no appetite for.

"I just feel whenever I do a Liverpool game, I'm going to be saying the same thing".

Carragher said: "I don't think that player is there now, whether that's due to injuries or not playing enough".

"I still look at Liverpool and think they didn't fix the problems in the summer that needed fixing". Yet they will be used to this responsibility by now, and certainly for the foreseeable future they need to start firing once again for Liverpool to reach the top four.

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