Defender Glen Johnson cannot believe the run of form that Liverpool are currently in the midst of.
Johnson, who joined the Reds in an £18million summer transfer from Portsmouth, is part of a side that has won just one of their last nine games.
But while admitting the sequence of results is like a bad joke, the England full-back has backed under-fire manager Rafael Benitez to turn the club's fortunes around.
"If someone had told you at the start of the season that we'd win one in nine, you'd have laughed your head off," said Johnson.
"Rafa's done a fantastic job here and will continue to do so. A couple of bad results does not make him a bad manager or us a bad squad.
"To say that his job is on the line is ridiculous.
"Nobody expects Liverpool to lose games one after another. But that's the nature of playing for a huge club. The spotlight is on you all the time."