Liverpool’s 11-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end Monday night with a 1-0 loss at Craven Cottage, dropping them off the pace with the top four. Daniel Agger insists, however, that the Reds cannot wait for Saturday’s clash with QPR. The Dane admits the Reds were left disappointed by their outing on Monday, but feels the Anfield clash with QPR presents the opportunity to put their frustrations behind them.

“After the Fulham game it was the same as every time we lose – it was quiet and people were upset,” Agger told

“Everybody who plays football at this level doesn’t like to lose, so everybody was really upset (about the defeat) and also about the way we lost – we had a lot of chances and I think we deserved better, but that’s football.

“Luckily in football, there is always a game next week and a chance to bounce back – and that’s something we have to do. We need the points.”

Despite seeing an 11-match unbeaten run come to an end on Monday, Agger is adamant Liverpool’s target of a top-four finish remains undeterred.

“It’s always difficult to talk about positions and which position you can end up,” he added. “I really hope we can be in the top four because Champions League football is the main thing.

“Everybody who has experienced it knows it is the biggest tournament and wants to be in it. That’s definitely the target.”

Over the summer Liverpool added some competition for Agger in the form of Sebastian Coates, a player Agger believes has all the qualities to become a top center-back for the Reds.

Agger said: “Sebastian has done really well in the games he’s played. He’s learning quickly and he definitely has all of the tools to have a great career.

“It’s up to him and the best way to show it is to play some good games.”

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