Raheem Sterling reacted to Liverpool's 3-1 defeat by Hull City on Sunday by calling for the Reds to claim six points from back-to-back fixtures at Anfield this week.

Brendan Rodgers' team were overturned at the KC Stadium by strikes from Jake Livermore and David Meyler, plus a Martin Skrtel own goal, rendering Steven Gerrard's free-kick a mere consolation.

Sterling and co have an opportunity to produce an instant response to their disappointment, however, with home matches against Norwich and West Ham on Wednesday and Saturday.

He told Liverpoolfc.com post-match: "In these back-to-back games at home, hopefully we can go out there and get the six points that we need to get right back where we need to be.

"We've got big ambitions to be right up at the top end. Hopefully in these next two games we can do the job.

"We're only looking for the positives and today wasn't one of them. We'll take that into the game against Norwich on Wednesday. Hopefully we can get the three points and move on to Saturday.

"I thought we started off a little bit slowly, but gradually got into our game. We were just really disappointed to slip away at the end and lose two crucial goals."

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Daniel Sturridge missed the loss at Hull and will be out of action for up to eight weeks with an ankle problem, while an issue in the same area forced Philippe Coutinho to start on the bench yesterday.

That meant an unexpected chance for Sterling to show his worth to the manager and the 18-year-old is determined to catch Rodgers' eye in the coming weeks if afforded more playing time.

"You've got to be on your game every time, so in training you've got to be working hard. Any moment in time, you can get a chance. I'm just working hard," he added.

"I'm not happy that Daniel has got injured, but I've got to step up to the plate if I get called and hopefully do well for the team. Hopefully I can get a few more starts and do well for the team."