"I am really worried about the team over the past few games, because we are not playing at our level," he explained on liverpoolfc.tv. "You can talk about Steven Gerrard, because he is the captain, but you can talk about the other players also.

"I was disappointed when people were talking about Sissoko and Leto after the Marseille game.

"So I say the team is not playing well and you cannot pick out one player. It is the same situation with Steve.

"He needs to keep working and you could see the other day during the game that he was working hard.

"The team is working hard so we need to improve tactically and we need to improve our confidence."