Centre-back Kolo Toure insists now is not the time to allow criticism of Liverpool’s defensive vulnerability affect their run-in.
The Reds’ leaky backline is coming under increasing scrutiny after Sunday’s 4-3 home win against Swansea made it seven goals conceded in their last three matches.
Liverpool have kept just two clean sheets in their last 11 games stretching back to mid-December but Toure, who has had his fair share of recent defensive calamities, believes they still have a grip on their situation.
“We just need now to keep calm and do what we have been doing, if we continue that we will get the same results,” Toure told City Talk 105.9.
“There are going to be some tough games; Southampton (this Saturday) is a tough place to go but I think we can score goals and defend well as a team and we are working hard.”
Keeper Simon Mignolet also believes a sensible approach will pay dividends.
“We are in a good position at the moment but with 11 games to go there are still a lot of things that can happens.”