Pepe Reina has asked Liverpool fans to keep the faith in the face of a disappointing start to the new Premier League season.
The Reds slumped to their second defeat in just three games on Monday night when they went down 3-1 at home to Aston Villa.
This has prompted much criticism from the press, and some fans, who are already ruling Liverpool out of the race for the league title.
But Reina has urged fans not to worry ahead of this Saturday’s clash away at Bolton.
“The fans can trust us until the end because as a team we have always been strong,” he told the club’s official web site.
“Obviously we are disappointed because it is not normal for us to play three games and lose two of them, but we have to look forward, try to improve and carry on with our title challenge.
“We are the same team as last season – the same team that won 86 points in the league.
“Nothing has changed except that some players have left and some have come in, but we are still a strong team.
“We have plenty of good players in the dressing room and we have to look forward because as soon as we win two or three games in a row things will change a lot.”