Steven Gerrard
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Steven Gerrard wants his Liverpool teammates to put aside their defeat against Arsenal behind and get back to winning ways when they take on Swansea City in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds' nine match unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end after suffering a 2-1 defeat in the FA Cup against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium last weekend. The England international was the Merseyside club's only scorer, netting a second half penalty against the north London club after Luis Suarez was fouled inside the box.

Brendan Rodgers' side are fourth in the league table with 53 points after 26 matches, trailing leaders Chelsea by four points and the league is their only hope of winning silverware this season.

"We have to move on, dust ourselves off and go again against Swansea next Sunday. The way we're playing at the moment, we're a match for anyone. Going forward we look so dangerous and we are creating more than enough chances to win games," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

"People are talking about us being a top side and rightly so. We need to bounce back quickly - that's what top sides do after a setback. Going out of the Cup is a blow but the effort, the attitude and the character was excellent. We created enough chances and really took the game to Arsenal in the second half, but big moments went against us," he added.

Minutes after the away side's first goal, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain collided with Suarez inside the box but Liverpool's plea for another penalty was turned down by referee Howard Webb.

While expressing his disappointment at not being awarded the penalty, the 33-year-old stated that the Reds could have earned them a replay if the decision had gone in their favour.

"In my opinion it was a stonewall penalty. It was even more blatant than the penalty which was awarded. The referee was very close to the incident. It's one you expect to get. Howard Webb is a top referee and I'm sure he will have a look at it himself," the skipper explained.

"He obviously did not think it was a foul, but I am disappointed with the decision. It was a big decision that didn't go our way. That might have been the goal which would have given us a replay," he concluded.