Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has demanded he and his teammates stick together during a difficult period for the club.
The Reds fell to a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions, going down to a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
And Lallana – who provided Rickie Lambert with the assist for the games opening goal – says the Reds must stick together and fight for their Champions League survival when they travel to face Ludogorets on Wednesday.
“We need to stick together. It’s as simple as that. When you’re having a tough time as a team, you all need to stay together – you can’t start becoming individuals.
“We win and lose as a team; we need to stay together, keep fighting and keep working for each other. We have got a tough game on Wednesday so we all need to be together for that one.
“We need to win to stay in the competition, so the lads will be fighting for their lives to do that. It’s important, not just for ourselves, but for the fans, the manager and everyone involved with Liverpool Football Club.”
The Reds have now lost six games in the league this season – as many as they managed during the whole of last season in which they sustained a title challenge.
Speaking at Selhurst Park, manager Brendan Rodgers said: “It’s my responsibility as the manager – I put the team out there. We go away bitterly disappointed and we have to very, very quickly put things right. We’ve got a massive game in the week.
“I’m not arrogant enough to think I’ll be in the job through anything – you have to win games, especially after how we’ve been developing as a football club.”