Kuyt admits Liverpool have yet to get into gear after their worst start to a top-flight season for 18 years, with just six points from as many games.
"We are not at our level yet because if we were in our best shape we would win these games," he said.
"Every day everyone is working very hard to get there, unfortunately against Sunderland it didn't happen but we can't wait for the next opportunity to change it.
"We as players want to win every game and challenge for trophies but the situation at the club we have to be patient. If you are at Liverpool expectations are always high and you are expected to win every game.
"If you lose or draw people are not happy and we are not happy and that is what we are at the moment.
"Things will come because we know we have quality and it just takes time.
"We all want to win and challenge for things and I am sure it will happen if we keep working.
"But we have to make sure we get some points in (against Blackpool) before we go away for the international break."