Martin Jol: Fulham manager targets 'lesser' sides

By Ben SmithBBC Sport at Anfield
Liverpool 4-0 Fulham: Martin Jol 'frustrated' after seventh defeat

Martin Jol says Fulham need to pick up points against the league's "lesser" teams after they dropped lower down the table with a 4-0 loss at Liverpool.

Jol's side are 17th but could slip into the bottom three on Sunday if Stoke get a draw at Swansea.

BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis understands that Jol's position is not under immediate threat and, despite speculation, there are no plans to change the manager at the moment.

"I think we'll be fine," Jol said.

"We have to suffer during these games. There are the top sides and then maybe outside the top seven or eight, they are not better than us. Those are the games when we have to get results."

The Cottagers manager, who took over at Fulham in June 2011, believes he is still the right man to lead the club.

"I think you have to be an expert if you are in the bottom four or five to keep teams up and I don't think there are a lot of experts," the 57-year-old added.

"Every manager in every team in the bottom six or seven has to keep fighting."

The Dutchman said he had not spoken to Fulham owner Shahid Khan after the defeat at Anfield.

At the final whistle, Fulham assistant manager Billy McKinlay ushered the players towards the 1,000 away fans that had made the trip north.

When asked if it was acceptable to expect to lose to the big teams, Jol said: "It's not acceptable. The only thing I say is you make it too difficult if you concede cheap goals like that against the top teams and I feel conceding goals from set-pieces, which is the easiest way to defend, is unacceptable.

"We are still up for the fight. We do everything in training and then we make the same mistakes. It was very frustrating, not only for the fans but for me and the team. I've got ambition and a mentality to win."

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