Kenny Dalglish says Liverpool's run is worst he can remember

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he cannot remember a run of form as bad as the club's six defeats in their previous seven Premier League games.

"I do not know if I have experienced a run like this," the 61-year-old said. "I don't remember anything as a manager or a player - or even as a supporter.

Liverpool's Premier League pain

  • 1 April: Newcastle 2-0 Liverpool
  • 24 March: Liverpool 1-2 Wigan Athletic
  • 21 March: QPR 3-2 Liverpool
  • 13 March: Liverpool 3-0 Everton
  • 10 March: Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool
  • 3 March: Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal
  • 11 February: Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

"Someone told me for the club it was the worst since 1953. I am not that old and so cannot remember that far back."

Sunday's 2-0 loss to Newcastle was the latest setback for the Anfield outfit.

The game at the Sports Direct Arena saw goalkeeper Pepe Reina sent off for violent conduct, while £35m striker Andy Carroll headed straight down the tunnel when substituted.

"Both were frustrated but that was dealt with and done and dusted on Sunday," said Dalglish.

"Anything that had to be done was done there and then so it doesn't fester for anyone.

"I don't know how other people [outside the club] have reacted but we have reacted properly, promptly and correctly."

Liverpool run-in

7 Apr

Aston Villa (h)

10 Apr

Blackburn (a)

22 Apr

West Brom (h)

28 May

Norwich (a)

1 May

Fulham (h)

6 May

Chelsea (a)

13 May

Swansea (a)

Since the turn of the year, Liverpool have won only two games in the league and dropped behind neighbours Everton to eighth in the table despite one of those victories being recorded against them.

"Everyone is disappointed with the results and understands it is much more enjoyable when you win games," Dalglish added.

"I've been disappointed but I've never been down.

"Everyone needs picking up but the best way to pick yourself up is to put in a winning performance. We cannot go about feeling sorry for ourselves.

"For us we just have to work hard and have belief and confidence in our ability because there is bags of ability there."

Despite their league troubles, Liverpool have enjoyed domestic cup success under Dalglish this season, winning the Carling Cup and reaching the FA Cup semi-finals.