Liverpool are low on confidence, admits Kenny Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish admits Liverpool are suffering from a crisis of confidence and urged the supporters to back the Reds on Saturday

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Kenny Dalglish's men are eighth in the Premier League table

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Kenny Dalglish has admitted Liverpool are suffering from a crisis of confidence ahead of the Reds must-win game against Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday.

The Merseysiders are outsiders to finish in the top four after a run of six losses in eight games which has seen Dalglish’s side plummet down the table.

It’s Liverpool’s worst run in the Premier League in eight years, and the 61-year-old is calling on the supporters to get behind his squad for this weekend’s game.

“It’s really important to be supportive of each other,” Dalglish told Liverpool’s website.

“There’s not one faction of the football club that’s more important than the other – we can all help each other.

“We can help the punters by putting on a good performance and getting a good result. They can help us by giving us good support and encouragement that helps the players.

“I’m sure we’ll get fantastic support on Saturday and that’s when we really need them.

“When you think of the quality of the players we have got, and you say they maybe lack a bit of confidence or belief, you say that can’t be right because they are great players.

“But confidence and belief is a huge thing. It doesn’t matter how good you are, that’s still a large proportion of where your performance comes from.

“If they are confident and they have the belief, it’s going to be helpful. And if they feel other people have the belief in them that’s going to help as well.

“It seems strange when you talk about players of really high quality having taken a wee confidence knock but that’s a fact of life.”

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