Luis Suarez says the Liverpool squad are 'angry' after admitting he has not always fulfilled his own job of scoring goals this season.
Liverpool striker admits he has not scored enough goals
Luis Suarez says the Liverpool squad are 'angry' after admitting he has not always fulfilled his own job of scoring goals for the club this season.
Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League have all but evaporated following a run of just one win in seven Premier League games.
The Reds have suffered shock back-to-back defeats by Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic, but Suarez believes the Carling Cup winners' woes started with the last-gasp home reverse against Arsenal at the start of the month.
"The problem stems from that day," said Suarez. "It was a key match and the defeat really affected us. If we had beaten the Gunners everything could have changed.
"Our goal this season was to win trophies and qualify for the Champions League.
"The first part is fulfilled but we have failed in our other dream. Nobody could have believed we would be beaten by QPR and Wigan.
"What's gone wrong? We have incredibly missed out in the last minutes of matches, we've been affected by injuries and cards.
"The squad is angry and we really want to win at Newcastle on Sunday.
"Our mission is to finish in the highest position possible and to fight for the FA Cup.
"To win two cups will be the best we can give to the fans who demanded that we play in Europe's top competition. But there is always pressure because Liverpool is obliged to win every game and be high up in the table."
Suarez, who moved to Anfield in January 2011, has scored just seven Premier League goals this term and served an eight-match ban earlier this year after being found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra.
The Uruguayan striker added: "Being absent for so long was the worst period of my career because I do not like watching from the stands.
"My job is to score goals and I admit I have not always fulfilled it this season.
"Last year I was marked less tightly and that helped but, since August, defenders have known my style and it has been more difficult to surprise them.
"I'll keep on fighting. I want more of those big moments celebrating with the fans.
"Winning the Carling Cup was very special and now, to beat Everton and make the FA Cup final, that would be magic.
"Wembley is a temple for any footballer to play a final and to clinch a trophy is something to remember for a lifetime."