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RUDDY ON GERRARD

16 April 2014

John Ruddy says Steven Gerrard may be up for it, but so are City.

NORWICH City goalkeeper John Ruddy says the dominant performance against Fulham - despite a negative result - has lifted the squad ahead of welcoming title-chasing Liverpool to Carrow Road on Sunday.

After Liverpool's last game, against Manchester City, an emotional Steven Gerrard famously called on his teammates to produce the same performance at Norwich. But Ruddy says Liverpool shouldn't underestimate City's own desire to shock the league leaders.

"If we take the positives from Saturday, who knows what can happen. I'm sure we can pull off an upset," he tells Norwich City TV.

"They're on a fantastic run of form, but we're confident that run has got to end at some point, and what better way than on Easter Sunday."

On Gerrard's challenge to his teammates, he says: "What it says to me is how driven and how focussed not just Steven Gerrard is, but he wants the rest of his team to be the same way. When you're fighting for the Premier League title it's evident that confidence and that focus is there.

"But listen, we've got as much if not more to lose than they have. We're scrapping for our lives and we all want to be Premier League footballers. At the end of the day that's what it boils down to. If you don't put in the performances in these last four games then it's not going to happen.

"We've got to give our all. We have got to come off that pitch knowing we couldn't have given any more. We've got raise ourselves for four of the biggest games of every person's career."

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