We're just not good enough! Gerrard laments Liverpool's dismal league season
08:50 GMT, 24 April 2012
Steven Gerrard has admitted that Liverpool's dismal Barclays Premier League season can be easily explained: they simply haven't been good enough.
Manager Kenny Dalglish lamented that all his team are missing is a bit of good fortune after West Brom became the 12th team to take points away from Anfield this season, despite the Reds bossing much of the game on Sunday.
A Carling Cup win and a looming FA Cup final against Chelsea have sweetened the pill, but Liverpool are on course to record their worst ever Premier League finish – and their worst in the top flight since relegation from the old Division One in 1954.
Horror show: Steven Gerrard watched Liverpool's defeat to West Brom on Sunday
And captain Gerrard insists that his side have got – and will get – what they deserve from a dismal season.
'We know our league form hasn't been good enough, particularly in the second half of the season, and we have to concentrate on getting it right and forget about Chelsea in the FA Cup Final,' said Gerrard.
Dirk Kuyt also admitted that the squad are unhappy with the results from a turbulent season, despite Dalglish embarking on a 120million spending spree over the past year.
Nowhere to hide: Liverpool have spent big but delivered little in the league
With four games remaining Liverpool are in eighth place but could yet finish outside the top 10.
The Reds have won just three times in the league since the turn of the year and the Holland forward admits the players have nowhere to hide.
Kuyt said: 'Whatever happens between now and the end of the season, we will not be happy or satisfied with the position in the league.
'We are playing for Liverpool Football Club, and when you do that you have to win every game. We have lost too many games and too many points in the league.
'Sometimes we have been really close to winning games and have felt that we've deserved to win them. But you can't feel sorry for yourselves – we have to look forward.
'We can't look back, we want to change things and we have to do that now by winning as many games as possible between now and the end of the season.'