Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina feels winning the Premier League title is "not a realistic objective" for his side this season.
The Reds finished second last term but their hopes of a first league title since 1989/90 have been hit by two defeats in their opening four games.
Reina told The Guardian: "There isn't frustration, there is resignation.
"Maybe it's time to get realistic and not think about the title but just about winning the next game."
Liverpool sold midfielder Xabi Alonso during the summer and, despite them spending around £38m to bring in Glen Johnson from Portsmouth and Alberto Aquilani from Roma, question marks remain over the depth of manager Rafael Benitez's squad.
Teams like Manchester United have lots of players who can tip the balance; we haven't got the individuals
Reina feels his side lacks the quality that is needed, adding: "We know what's in the squad; we can't do anything about it. All we can do is roll our sleeves up, work hard and try to win matches.
"Teams like Manchester United have lots of players who can tip the balance; we haven't got the individuals.
"There are games that get congested and we haven't got the vision other sides boast. Chelsea have Didier Drogba, who can bring down any ball - a useful option we haven't got."