Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez admits he is concerned by his side’s recent form.
The Reds have won only one of their last four Premier League matches and face a fight to qualify from their Champions League group following their home defeat to Marseille.
Benitez has come in for criticism for his rotation tactics, including leaving club record signing Fernando Torres on the bench for league games.
“I am really worried about the team over the past few games because we are not playing at our level,” Benitez told the Liverpool Echo.
One player singled out for his below-par performances this season is captain Steven Gerrard.
“You can talk about Steven Gerrard, because he is the captain, but you can talk about the other players also.
“I was disappointed when people were talking about (Mohamed) Sissoko and (Sebastian) Leto after the Marseille game.
“So I say the team is not playing well and you cannot pick out one player. It is the same situation with Steve.
“The team is working hard so we need to improve tactically and we need to improve our confidence.”