Raheem Sterling is hoping Liverpool can bounce back from a disappointing week with a derby victory over Everton at Anfield.
The 19-year-old has been a part of the side that has lost back-to-back Premier League games, and played 120 minutes in midweek as the Reds scraped past Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup.
Sterling was partly at fault for the Boro equaliser in the 120th minute, giving possession away prior to the penalty being conceded by Kolo Toure.
The youngster then missed his penalty in the most dramatic of shootouts, as the Reds edged through 14-13 on spot kicks.
“It was one of the most nightmarish 10 minutes I’ve had, but it’s all part of the learning curve,” Sterling said.
“The most important thing is that the team won. That is what your team-mates are there for – to help you get out of bad situations.”
Sterling was a part of the side that beat Everton 4-0 at Anfield last season, and would welcome anything like a repeat performance this afternoon as the Reds look to bounce back in one of the biggest games of the season.
“It was a great game – the scoreline blew everyone away,” he said of last season’s clash.
“That’s the quality we have in the team. Hopefully we can go out and show people that we’ve got the same mentality we did when we played them last season at Anfield and win the game.
“I don’t think it’ll need any firing up, every derby speaks for itself.
“This one will be no different and hopefully we can come away with the three points.”