Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish knows his players' confidence is low.

Having only taken eight points from the last 36 available, Dalglish accepts confidence is an issue but believes his players have the strength of character to arrest the slide.

"They've had a few defeats but I think the reaction from the lads when they come in for training has been excellent," he said.

"They have worked as hard when they have won a game as when they have lost a game. We have now got to transmit our beliefs onto the pitch and get results."