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Gerrard rues Liverpool's lack of cutting edge against top clubs

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard rued his side's inability to take its chances against the Premier League's strongest teams after the 0-0 draw against Everton on Sunday.

The Merseyside rivals played out a terse stalemate at Anfield as the hosts struggled to turn their possession into clear-cut chances without top scorer Luis Suarez. Gerrard sees Liverpool's inability to break down a stubborn Everton defense as symptomatic of larger problems the club has faced this season.

"Everton have improved a lot," Gerrard told Sky Sports. "Although we are disappointed not to get three points - we've lacked cutting edge against the bigger sides this season.

"We limited Everton to very few chances today and since he's come back into our team I think Jamie [Carragher] has been our most consistent player.

"I wouldn't like to be in Brendan Rodgers' shoes when he's trying to pick his replacement. I think [a goal] is all we wanted at the end – especially for [Carragher] in his last derby."

Carragher, meanwhile, playing in his final Merseyside derby ahead of his retirement at the end of the season, was content with a share of the spoils despite his hopes of a fairytale last outing against the Toffees.

"It wasn't to be and I think a draw is a fair result," Carragher said. "It was a tense derby with not many chances at either end. It was a good day, I would have liked to have won the derby, but at least we didn't lose."

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