Torres hints Liverpool lack self-belief

Fernando Torres has hinted at a lack of self-belief within the Liverpool squad.

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The prolific striker told Sport: "We need to be consistent, but we also have to convince ourselves that we can do it.

"The only way to get out of a situation like this is to have confidence in yourselves - to talk it over and then maybe string three or four wins together.

"We haven't reached the standards expected of us. We've been inconsistent. When you consider the history of the club and the coach and the squad we have, we really need to improve if we are to fulfill expectations."

Asked if Liverpool had lost ground on Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, Torres added: "If you look at how we have done so far this season, that might be right. You also have to remember that the next few weeks will go a long way to deciding how the season pans out."

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