Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has apologised to the club's supporters for their woeful recent run of form.
The Reds were dumped out of the FA Cup at home to Reading on Wednesday, are already out of the Champions League and lie only seventh in the Premier League.
Benitez, reading from a sheet of paper, said: "We are not playing well and we feel sorry for our fans.
"But things can change in football and we have confidence that we can improve, starting with Stoke on Saturday."
"This is a bad moment, we are not doing well during the season and we know have to improve and we have the belief we can do it," added Benitez.
"How can we improve? Winning on the pitch. How can we be sure we win on the pitch? By training well.
"If I am worried about my position or the future of the club at this moment I will lose my focus.
"Stoke is the most important game now and we have to prepare properly. I cannot be worried about the other things. My future is Stoke now."