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Gerrard keeps feet on ground

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard insisted "we've won nothing yet" after helping his side to a 2-1 win over Sunderland.

Gerrard settled the nerves at Anfield on Wednesday night when he curled home a 39th-minute free-kick - after being allowed to take a set-piece by prolific striker Luis Suarez.

 

Daniel Sturridge netted his 20th league goal of the season to make it 2-0 on 48 minutes - but Ki Sung-yeung pulled one back for Gus Poyet's battling visitors to set up a nerve-jangling finale for the home fans.

 

The result saw Brendan Rodgers' Reds move into second place, just a point behind leaders Chelsea - but third-placed Manchester City are still in pole position as they have two games in hand and trail Jose Mourinho's Blues by three points.

 

"Credit to Sunderland, they came to shut up shop and made it difficult," Gerrard told Sky Sports 1HD.

 

"I don't usually get a go (at free-kicks). Luis Suarez has been magnificent on set-pieces but sometimes you need people to step in and I got it right.

 

"He let me take one! He wouldn't let me take one at Cardiff! But it doesn't matter who gets the goals. We've won nothing yet."

 

Sturridge has won plenty of plaudits, though.

 

He and Suarez have both got 20 league goals this season and he said: "It's a great feeling but it's more important for the team. It's not about personal accolades."