Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has warned his teammates they must raise their game if they are to avoid yet another season without Champions League football.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw in Saturday's home meeting with Swansea at the weekend, meaning the club have now won just two of their six Premier League matches at Anfield this season.
"Sometimes we looked like headless chickens running around after the ball,'' Agger said in quotes reported by the Daily Express.
"It is far from good enough. Everyone was angry and disappointed - some more than others - but that is the way it is.''
Despite their indifferent form, Kenny Dalglish's men are just three points off the Champions League berths in sixth place - but with games against Chelsea and leaders Manchester City looming, Agger admits now is the time to raise the standard.
"If we play like this, we won't do it [qualify for the Champions League],'' he said. "We have got to move up a level or two. I won't say it is not possible, because it is, but it is up to the players.
"We are the only ones who can make a difference. We definitely have to do a lot better.''