Date: 17th September 2014 at 10:00am
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Steven Gerrard has demanded his Liverpool teammates to improve their performances in the Champions League, after nicking a fortunate win over FC Ludogorets at Anfield.

The Reds skipper was the hero once more, scoring a 93rd minute penalty in front of the Kop after Javier Manquillo had been brought down.

Before that, it seemed as though Brendan Rodgers side had thrown away a winning start – conceding a poor 91st minute goal which had cancelled out Mario Balotelli’s first goal for the club just nine minutes earlier.

And whilst Gerrard was happy to return to the Champions League with a win, the 34-year-old knows there must be an improvement for the sterner tests ahead.

“We did okay but it wasn’t better than okay,” Gerrard said to ITV after the match.

“There’s a lot to learn, we were caused problems on the counter-attack.

“You have to give Mario Balotelli credit, it didn’t go his way for long periods, but the sign of a good goalscorer is to keep going and get a chance. What’s more important is his work rate.

“If we win in Basel [on October 1] now it puts us in a good position but we must do better.”