Joe Hart insists the Clarets are focused on what they need to do in a bid to battle away from the bottom end of the Premier League.
Burnley remained 19th in the table after Wednesday night’s 3-1 defeat to title-chasing Liverpool at Turf Moor.
But it was a vastly improved performance from Sean Dyche’s men who led 1-0 before two quick-fire goals from the Reds and the introduction of star men Mo Salah and Roberto Firminho from the bench turned the tide Liverpool’s way.
And a straight-talking Hart – who again made a couple of top saves to keep the Clarets in the hunt – says the players won’t duck the challenge now facing them.
“We put on a performance, but we didn’t have enough, ultimately,” said the Clarets’ keeper.
“It’s tough to take, but we I think we are the kind of team that sticks together and we’ll build on the positives and work on the negatives and that will continue.
“I think we have to be realistic about it. We are in the bottom three and so long as you are in the bottom three, or five, you are in a relegation battle.
“You have to apply yourself and we are certainly not going to lose sight of who and what we are and what we are here to do.”
Burnley are now without a win in eight games and need to back up the quality of their performance against Liverpool as they seek to end that sequence in a big game at home to Brighton on Saturday.
“It’s going to be tough down the bottom and teams are going to pick up points – and we need to start picking them up quickly,” Hart added.
“We will break it down and see what we did well again and try to use that going forwards and work on the stuff we didn’t do so well.”