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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is confident the Reds will be ready for a vital week that could turn their season around.

Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea was the Reds' third defeat of the season and the result leaves them six points adrift of Carlo Ancelotti's pacesetters. But Carragher refuses to be downcast and insists Liverpool will bounce back against Sunderland and Manchester United in the league and Lyon in Europe.

"It's never nice to lose before an international break, particularly a game as big as that, but we have got to put it behind us," he said.

"It would have been good to send the international lads away with a bit of a buzz but it wasn't to be and now it's a case of putting it behind us.

"When we get back to it, we have got a massive week coming up with those games against Sunderland, United and Lyon.

"But every week you have as a Liverpool player is massive and we know we'll have to be at our best to get going again at Sunderland, as they are in good form."

Liverpool matched Chelsea in a thrilling opening half at Stamford Bridge but mistakes from Javier Mascherano and some sloppy defending from Carragher allowed Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda to score in the second period.

The errors are something Carragher admits must be improved on quickly if the Reds are to remain in the title hunt.

"I thought we played quite well and did all right for most of the game yet we have still come away with a 2-0 defeat," he added.

"It's the small details that are so important at this level and we know that there are certain areas we have got to improve. There's a gap at the top and we've got to close it."

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Nicolas Anelka
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Jamie Carragher
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