Brendan Rodgers admits things aren’t going right for Liverpool at the moment, after the Reds fell to a third Premier League defeat of the season, going down to a 3-1 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park.
The Liverpool boss said after the game: “We were nowhere near the standard today. We made a really slow start and before we knew it we were 2-0 down.
“Lots of elements of our game have been very good as everyone’s seen over the last couple of seasons.
“It’s just not quite happening for us at the moment. Our performance level wasn’t anywhere near what I would expect.
“The intensity of our game wasn’t quite at the level.”
Liverpool have the Champions League to focus on as well this season, whilst injuries to key players such as Daniel Sturridge have proved costly.
“We showed our potential in the Tottenham game this season, when we have players fit,” Rodgers added.
“We showed in that game the real quality and the intensity of the team.
“For ourselves, when those guys aren’t available, it can hurt us.
“We still should be better than what we were today. We will, over the course of the season, get better and better.
“Liverpool, as a football club, is always a club that people want to beat, but certainly now in particular.
“We get into the Champions League and we’re even more of a rival.
“We have to deal with that and it’s something we will do.”