Emre Can pulls no punches when describing the mood among Liverpool players following their FA Cup exit last weekend – but he insists all focus is now on trying to keep up the pressure in their chase for a top-four finish.

The Reds suffered heartbreak at Wembley as they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa in the last-four tie on Sunday.

Can acknowledges the disappointment at the loss, but insists with six games left to play in the Barclays Premier League, he feels there's no time to dwell on it.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: "It'd be a lie to say I'd put it behind me straight away - it took a couple of days. It's important for me to look forward now and the same goes for everybody else.

"I think it was a bad week for everybody, but we've just got to look forward now. We will go and try to win all of the games and see what happens at the end.

"We've got to learn from it and go into next season's competitions looking to do well. Now it is a matter of keeping our heads held high until the end of the season and make sure we win the next game."

That next game is West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

As it stood heading into this weekend, Liverpool are seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, although they do have a game in hand on Manuel Pellegrini's men.

"Unfortunately it's not in our own hands now, but we want to go and win every game and we want to get the points to keep the pressure on the top four," Can said. "I think we can still do it.

"Like every game in the Premier League, West Brom will be a tough one for us. It's up to us to make sure we put in a performance and then we can go on and win the game.

"I think they'll try 100 per cent and do all they can to win the game. We cannot afford to underestimate them. I think they will compete and try and get a result."

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