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by Tom Evans
STEVEN GERRARD says he's fitter than he's ever been - and he's got another three or four years left at the top level.
The 32-year-old Reds skipper has been in sparkling form recently, scoring three goals in his last five games.
And across the league, only Everton's Leighton Baines has created more chances than Gerrard this season.
So far this season, Liverpool have been very inconsistent. They have gone from the highs of winning 2-0 at the Emirates to disappointing draws at home to newly-promoted sides, Norwich City and Swansea City.
Much of this is down to the lack of goals being scored. After 11 league games, only 14 goals have hit the opposition net which just isn't good enough. Liverpool have hit the woodwork 11 times this season, though, which softens the blow a little.
The Reds sit fifth in the table, three points behind Tottenham who have a game in hand. Luckily, it is only early in the season but we can't continue to let our rivals stretch a lead over us. Arsenal may be below us but they have reignited their season over the past few weeks with some strong performances and keep collecting points.
It's that time of year again, Everton vs. Liverpool is one of the most eagerly awaited matches of the season. The Merseyside derby is arguably the biggest in England and, as usual, will provide plenty of talking points.
Both teams go into the match in decent form. Last week, Liverpool beat Wolves 2-1 at home while Everton lost against Manchester City but beat Wigan the week before by three goals to one.
Stoke City away. Most players dread this game as it's the most physical they'll face all season. Many call it a war rather than a football match. If you win the war of the Britannia Stadium, you'll walk away with three points... and plenty of bruises.
Liverpool went into the (annoying and unwanted) International break in sparkling form, sending Bolton home with their tails between their legs after knocking three past them at Anfield. In August, the Reds claimed seven points from their three league games and advanced to the third round of the Carling Cup.
No serious problems arose from the International break; Charlie Adam had to sit out of Scotland's Euro 2012 qualifying match against Lithuania with a hip problem. The Scot was back in training with Liverpool when he came back, though, and looks fit enough to play at the weekend.
They say records are there to be broken and in football, you never know when your luck might change. Just ask Jose Mourinho, who last weekend wouldn't have expected Sporting Gijon to be the team to have ended his impeccable home league form record. After 151 games without defeat, in four different leagues facing the likes of Benfica, Manchester United and Milan, Mourinho's home dominance came to a halt against a side just above the relegation zone as the self proclaimed 'Special One' lost his first home league game since 2002.
The same year then, that Liverpool started their perfect record against West Bromwich Albion, their Premier League whipping boys. Perfect because they had won every game. Perfect because they had never conceded a goal. But, just like Mourinho's misery in Madrid, Saturday April 2nd saw both of them particular records end. Of course, The former Chelsea boss's run is a far greater achievement as it lasted over 150 games compared to a run of only nine, but still an impressive sequence of results came to a sorry end at The Hawthorns, after it started so well.