Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists there is no reason to panic despite their troubled start to the season.
The Reds have won just one of their opening five Premier League matches, while the pressure mounted on new manager Roy Hodgson following Wednesday's shock Carling Cup third round exit at the hands of Northampton Town.
But despite predictions of a season of struggle at Anfield amid the continued boardroom uncertainty at a club still up for sale, skipper Gerrard is not pressing the panic button just yet.
"There's a bit of doom and gloom about that goes with a few negative results," he told the Daily Mirror.
"We've had them against Manchester United (losing 3-2 last weekend) and going out against Northampton. But we've only had one seventh of the season, so it's crazy to panic.
"The important thing is to stay together. Two or three good, positive results will change the mood, lifts the cloud and then everyone will be looking forward again.
"I don't think you can judge your position in the league until you've played 10 or 12 games. Yeah, we have five points and have already lost a couple of games, but if we string three wins together in this league, you're back in there for the European places.
"Let's just take a deep breath and assess the situation 10 or 12 games in."