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Sterling targets home double

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling believes it is imperative the team pick up maximum points from two home games this week after the defeat in Hull.

Brendan Rodgers team fell seven points behind Premier League pacesetters Arsenal when they lost 3-1 at the KC Stadium.

Liverpool looked like they would take something from the game after Steven Gerrard cancelled out Jake Livermore's opening strike, but David Meyler restored Hull's lead in the latter stages before Martin Skrtel put through his own goal to settle the outcome.

Sterling is relishing the opportunity to make amends when Norwich visit Anfield on Wednesday and West Ham arrive on Merseyside next Saturday.

"In these back-to-back games at home, hopefully we can go out there and get the six points that we need to get right back where we need to be," Sterling said.

"We've got big ambitions to be right up at the top end. Hopefully in these next two games we can do the job.

"We're only looking for the positives and today wasn't one of them. We'll take that into the game against Norwich on Wednesday. Hopefully we can get the three points and move on to Saturday.

"I thought we started off a little bit slowly, but gradually got into our game. We were just really disappointed to slip away at the end and lose two crucial goals."