Andy Robertson says he and his Liverpool team-mates have been ‘nowhere near good enough’ recently after they slumped to another Anfield defeat to Chelsea.
While Chelsea climbed into the top-four, defending champions Liverpool are now four points off the coveted Champions League spots – a gap that could increase further if Everton and West Ham win their games in hand.
Robertson has grown frustrated by the manner of recent defeats and feels ‘too many heads are going down’ in the Liverpool dressing room.
‘These games are won and lost on fine margins and these goals can’t happen. For us to get beaten on the counter attack is not good enough,’ he told BBC Sport.
‘Five home games without a win, that is nowhere near good enough. Nothing is going to help the fans at home and it is simply not good enough because games are running out for what we want.
‘Too many heads are going down when we go 1-0 down, we can’t do that. Football is about taking knocks.
‘We can’t rely on the past. Last season is over with, it is done.
‘We have nowhere near been good enough to what Liverpool team should be. We are dropping further and it is not good enough.
‘People will think we are down and out and we need to get the results to show them we are not. At the moment we are not doing that.’