Gerrard pleads for patience
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has asked the club's fans for patience as the Reds look to return to form following a poor run in the Premier League.
Liverpool have lost six of their last seven matches in the league, resulting in the club slipping to eighth in the table, 16 points adrift of the Champions League places.
The Reds have, however, won the Carling Cup this campaign, while they face rivals Everton at Wembley in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on April 14.
Gerrard accepts Kenny Dalglish's team have been underperforming of late but is hopeful a turnaround is on the horizon as they host Aston Villa this weekend.
"There are a lot of challenges ahead this season. I'd ask the supporters to be patient; we will get it right," Gerrard told the club's official website.
"We have had a mixed March. We're in a league position we're not happy about and we need to look at ourselves and try to move up the league as soon as possible."