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Gerrard: I'll be back to best

Steven Gerrard is confident he will soon return to the form of his former self after a rollercoaster season so far with Liverpool.



The Anfield and England captain has had a mixed campaign after a combination of injuries and tactical reshuffles under club boss Brendan Rodgers have forced him into different roles and seen him score just five goals.

But, going into the second half of 2012/13, 32-year-old Gerrard is feeling good about himself and Liverpool's prospects for the future ahead of facing Manchester United at the weekend.

He told the official Liverpool FC magazine: "I've had mixed experiences this season. I've passed some unbelievable landmarks for club and country, getting to the 600-games mark and winning my 100th cap for England.

"But, with the slow start we made and being where we have in the league, it's been a bit mixed for me.




Gerrard has most assists so far this season  


"There's my form as well. I've played well in some games but I've been disappointed with myself in others and I'm not happy with my goal tally at the moment.

"People's opinions, perceptions and the way they judge you changes when you get a goal.




Top passes in the PL, Steven is in the 4th position.


"I think my performances are getting closer to where I want them to be so if I can add goals to those performances, then maybe people will start saying the old Steven Gerrard is back.

"I don't think the manager has asked me to do anything different in terms of the way he wants to me to perform.

"But because of certain injuries, situations that have happened to the team and formations that we've played, I've naturally played a little bit deeper.




Total crosses in PL, Gerrard has 151.


"I've maybe gone into protection mode rather than playing the old Steven Gerrard way with the shackles off and going for the jugular."


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