DIRK KUYT believes Liverpool can’t afford any more slip ups if they are going to qualify for Europe.
The Dutchman has urged the Reds to bounce back from Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Brom when Manchester City visit Anfield on Monday night.
Kuyt has set his sights on finishing the campaign with seven straight wins – starting with the showdown against Roberto Mancini’s men.
“For us it’s a must-win game,” Kuyt said. “We have to move on from West Brom and there’s another big game coming up on Monday. We have to make sure the three points stay at Anfield.
“Every game between now and the end of the season is a must-win for us and that’s what we must try to do.
“We have to make sure we keep going and hopefully we can start another run on Monday.
“I think since the arrival of Kenny Dalglish we’ve had a pretty good run, but also some very disappointing results against West Brom and West Ham.”
Liverpool were rocked by the loss of defenders Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson at The Hawthorns and struggled to adapt to the enforced changes.
However, Kuyt insists there were no excuses for the defeat to Roy Hodgson’s side.
“I don’t like to blame the injuries for why we got beat,” he added.
“We have a great squad, we have more than 11 good players so we should have handled it better, but unfortunately that didn’t happen.
“I thought we started the game well, and after the injuries with the changes we struggled a little bit.
“We started well in the second half, we scored a goal, we should have controlled the game by then but obviously that didn’t happen.
“Always after international games it’s more difficult to play the game that we usually do.
“After the good result against Sunderland, we wanted to move on and we wanted to get another three points so we were very disappointed with the result.”