Dalglish calls for Liverpool unity

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Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish expects everyone at the club to stick together to pull through their growing crisis.

The Reds crashed to a sixth defeat in seven Barclays Premier League games at Newcastle on Sunday to remain a disappointing eighth in the table. Despite winning the Carling Cup and having an FA Cup semi-final to come, Dalglish is coming under mounting pressure to arrest the club's decline.

The Scot said: "I just think we have got to stick together. They (the players) will stick together because they want to get it right, and the best way to do it is to stick together and believe in what they are doing. It's not as if they don't work hard, it's not as if they don't have the determination and effort to put it right."

He added: "It's up to us to harness the frustration and disappointment properly, work on it and take it as a positive because if they start to enjoy losing games, we'd have a problem."

Striker Luis Suarez has also vowed to fight on to get the club moving back in the right direction.

Liverpool's poor league run actually stretches back to the turn of the year, since when they have collected just eight points in 12 games.

Suarez tweeted: "Difficult moments after the last matches.... We must continue to work until the end! YNWA."

That sequence has at least been punctuated by good cup results but the Reds now have a problem for their semi-final against Everton on April 14 after goalkeeper Jose Reina was sent off at the Sports Direct Arena.

Reina was dismissed nine minutes from time for aiming a headbutt at James Perch and now faces a three-match ban which will include the Wembley clash with the Toffees.

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