Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has indicated that the players are focused on the job at hand despite facing the dire prospect of top-flight relegation. The Potters have not won any of their previous 11 league games and they are facing a daunting task of remaining in the Premier League with a tough fixture at Liverpool this weekend.

Speaking to reporters, Lambert has highlighted that the player remain optimistic of beating the drop despite being four points adrift of safety, he said: “The only hangover we had was the lads being a little bit down because we gave it everything to try and get a result. They have given us everything to try and turn it around and we are still in a fight. Yes it’s hard, but we will never give up.We had a meeting with the team to see how everybody felt and one thing’s for sure, I can trust them. That’s all I ask… I will never let the training ground feel down because I know we’ve got a job on our hands to stay in the league and we will always be positive.” more_link_text