Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has declared that the entire side has to be on their game against Real Madrid in the Champions League tonight, as reported by the Daily Star.
The former England skipper has admitted that his team are up against it ahead of tonight’s important game, and that none of the players can be passengers against last year’s winners of the Champions League.
He said: “I think every player in the dressing room realises that we can’t have any passengers against opposition like this or we will get beat convincingly.
“That applies to me personally as well.
“Everyone who is picked to play from 11 in the starting line up to the subs, everyone has to be on their game.
“We are playing against the best side in Europe and if we have two or three passengers we can get beat convincingly and it can become embarrassing against sides like this.
“They are deadly away from home on the counter attack. We need to be right on it.”
Liverpool have struggled to put together any sort of fluidity since the start of the new season, and Sunday’s game against Queens Park Rangers spoke for their woes across the park.
Despite facing off with a side who have been poor since the start of the campaign, Liverpool were dominated for most of the opening exchanges.
They went ahead, however, but defensive frailty reared its ugly head once again.
A mad 10 minute spell saw the west London side equalise twice before Liverpool pulled off a 3-2 win through an unfortunate own goal for QPR’s Steven Caulker.