Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has insisted success is not far away for the team, despite a shaky start to life under new manager Brendan Rodgers.
The Reds have taken only two points from a possible 15 to make their worst start to a league campaign since 1903, and with Rodgers replacing club legend Kenny Dalglish over the summer, much of the blame for the poor results have been placed on him.
However, Suarez has dismissed any such claims and insisted the former Swansea City boss is the right man to propel the club back up the table.
He told the club’s official website: “It makes it more difficult when your opening fixtures of the season are against strong teams like Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United – they are not easy games.
“We also have a new manager and I think we’ve been a bit unlucky at times, but we’ve been playing the kind of football he wants us to play.
“What everyone clearly wants from now on is to pick up as many points as we can. Everyone is keen to turn the situation around and put an end to what’s happened in the last few games.”
And, although admitting Liverpool are falling below their expectations this season, Suarez was adamant the belief is there in the team and manager to turn things around.
He added: “I believe in my team-mates and the quality of the individual players and the squad as a whole, that’s the most important thing.
“If everyone is together and we believe in each other, that’s the best way to keep moving forward. At the moment, we are not in the position where Liverpool Football Club has to be, which is battling it out at the top end of the league.
“But we’ve been a bit unlucky, and I still believe – and will continue to believe – that we have a lot of quality here and a manager who is giving everyone the confidence to believe in their opportunities. The results will definitely come.”
The controversial 25-year-old continued to back his under-fire boss, claiming he is impressed with the style Rodgers has brought to the club.
“He has a great philosophy on how the game should be played, similar to the football you see in the Spanish league,” he said. “I think we are all trying to adapt to his style and similarly he is getting used to us.
“We’re trying to do our best for him and he is also a manager who really trusts in his players and backs his team. So let’s hope that results start improving, based upon the togetherness of the squad working closely with the manager.”
It’s been a difficult time for the club after the Hillsborough revelations in recent weeks and Suarez admitted he has been affected by the special feeling around Liverpool.
“It’s been an emotional time in every way,” he acknowledged.
“I think that even the Manchester United supporters must have felt it. There was an incredible feeling amongst everyone in the stadium for those families who’d finally got the justice they’d fought for after suffering for so long.
“Everybody now knows the truth and they can rest a little easier.
“It was a very special moment to be a player out there on the field too, because of all that’s been said and everything that has gone on over the years, and now, today, everyone is aware of the truth.”