While Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has become the easy target to blame for the Reds' struggles this season, left back Fabio Aurelio insists that the entire club is behind Hodgson as it works toward turning the season around.
Aurelio indicated that Saturday's late win over Bolton is a testament to the team's mental strength and willingness to pick things up in the second half of the season.
"We are all behind the manager and we have to try to get out of this situation together," Aurelio told LFC.tv. "We all know the coach is the first person to have the pressure on. He tries to make the team play, but it's the players who have to go out on the pitch and do it."
Aurelio is hoping that the team's momentum from its New Year's Day victory will continue into the upcoming road match at Blackburn. A win at Ewood could further the Reds' standing in the Premier League standings, and the morale boost would be key heading into the FA Cup match with the league-leader, Manchester United.
"The character we showed to come back was good. We left it late but we played better football, created chances and it was a deserved victory," Aurelio said. "The performance was very good. You could see an improvement and that win gives us the confidence to go forward into the next games."