Liverpool legend John Aldridge says the players must embrace a tough double header this week.
Former Liverpool striker Aldridge is remaining positive, insisting that the mood around the club could change 'dramatically' if back-to-back results are secured this week.
"Brendan Rodgers has to pick his players up and ensure there is no hangover from Sunday. We can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves," Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.
"We won at the Emirates last season and we know this isn't the Arsenal of old. They are vulnerable but we have to defend properly ourselves.
"Victory would transform the mood and help us forget about what we witnessed against Oldham.
"If we can come out of those two games unscathed then the mood will have changed dramatically."