Harry Redknapp insists he still believes QPR will stay up despite their mauling against Liverpool.
Rangers’ 3-0 defeat means they head into the new year bottom of the table and seemingly with little chance of escaping the drop.
But manager Redknapp is convinced the arrival of new signings during the transfer window will make a huge difference – and enable him to phase out players he does not feel have the right attitude.
“I think we’ll stay up. You’ll all think I’m mad. We’ve got to keep going. I still think we’ll do it,” Redknapp declared.
“I only want positive people around me. I said that in the dressing room. Those moping around because they’re not playing aren’t playing because they’ve been no good.
“I still feel if we get one or two in who can make a difference, then we can still do it.”
Striker Luis Suarez scored two of Liverpool’s goals in an embarrassingly one-sided first half at Loftus Road, where the home team were barracked by frustrated Rangers fans.
Redknapp said: “The first half was disappointing. In the second we were okay, but it’s hard – they had more quality than we had. It was a very difficult game.
“You look at the quality of the players. One club’s probably spent around £200m on players.
“We couldn’t get near them. They were all over us and ran us ragged in the first half-hour.
“My centre-backs Clint Hill and Ryan Nelsen give everything they’ve got – everything – but they’re both 35.
“Suarez is what he is – one of the half-a-dozen best strikers in the world, without a doubt. What can you do?
“It’s not a case of lack of effort. We just couldn’t get near them. I’m afraid Liverpool had too many quality players for us.”