Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the key to their potential success could lie in the depth of the squad at Anfield.

The Reds were unfortunate not to claim all three points against Manchester United on Saturday, with Gerrard's opener canceled out in the second-half by Javier Hernandez's late header.

Kenny Dalglish was able to call on a plethora of talent in the later stages of the game, all with the capacity to change a game positively, and the England international believes that can only bode well for the rest of the season.

"You sum a side up by how strong your bench is. If you look at our bench against United, we had Craig Bellamy, Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson - that goes to show how much stronger we've got over the last couple of years," he told the official Liverpool website.

"It is a really big positive when you know you have got big subs coming on, and we are really happy with how things are going at the moment."

Henderson and Bellamy were just two of Kenny Dalglish's summer signings, with the new players bringing about a change in mentality on Merseyside.


Gerrard admits it's taken time to adapt to training with the additions after missing the start of the campaign through injury, but he's been impressed by the quality they've instantly added.

"All those players have made our squad an awful lot stronger. The mixture of experience and young players is going to take time to settle and produce top form on a consistent basis," he added.

"But it is great to have those players in. A few of them have already got on the scoresheet and I think there is going to be big things for all of those players."

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