Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has conceded that the Anfield club's Premier League form has not been good enough this season.
The Reds languish in eighth place having picked up only two wins in their last 10 Premier League matches. Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish recently stated that the Merseyside club just needed a bit of luck after Roy Hodgson masterminded the latest Anfield away-day raid.
Hodgson's Baggies stole all three points last weekend, despite Liverpool controlling much of the game and striking the woodwork on several occasions. A number of chances went begging before Peter Odemwingie popped up with the only goal of the game to steal a 1-0 win and leave the Reds a whopping 16 points off Champions League qualification.
Their poor Premier League form stands in stark contrast to their success in the cup competitions. With the Carling Cup already in the bag and a Wembley FA Cup final to look forward to next month, it's not all doom and gloom on the red half of Merseyside.
However, Gerrard believes the team are getting what they deserve for their lacklustre league performances.
The Liverpool captain told the Daily Mirror: "We know our league form hasn't been good enough, particularly in the second half of the season and we have to concentrate on getting it right and forget about Chelsea in the FA Cup Final."
Since the turn of the year Liverpool have only managed three league wins, leaving them in danger of finishing in their lowest ever Premier League position. Although the team have been largely solid defensively, a lack of goals at the sharp end has cost the club dearly.
The team's leading goalscorer, Luis Suarez, has only 14 goals while Craig Bellamy and Steven Gerrard tie for second place with nine apiece. Such a paltry return from his strikers may lead Kenny Dalglish to dip into the transfer market yet again this summer.