ARNAUT Danjuma remained confident Cherries’ would respond from their recent slump and added: “We can handle it with the quality that we have.”

Eddie Howe’s men have now lost five games on the spin for the first time in the Premier League and sit just one point above the relegation zone.

Danjuma played 90 minutes during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to runaway league leaders Liverpool, during which fellow Dutchman Nathan Ake and England star Callum Wilson both limped off.

But despite the Dorset club’s injury list lengthening to nine first-team players, Danjuma, a £13.7million summer signing from Club Brugge, believes the squad will “stick together” to turn around their fortunes.

He told the Daily Echo: “It’s a tough and a difficult situation but I am confident we can handle it with the quality that we have.

“If it was a quality problem, then you are in trouble but I really believe that is not the case.

“We have the quality, so we just need to perform with it and no matter what, we need the points.

“We stick together as a group and we are still confident we can take points with the quality we have.

“We will do the best for the club and the fans to perform.”

Asked whether he has ever known an injury crisis like Cherries are currently going through, Danjuma replied: “Yeah I do.

“Last year in Brugge, there was a season when I think there were 11 or 12 players out.”

He added: “You don’t want to see anyone going off with an injury, especially Nathan Ake.

“Nathan is a top player, he’s a very good player but that doesn’t mean if he comes off the whole team needs to be down.

“I think we need to keep it positive. We have other players who can fill the role as well and we need to keep moving forward.”

Danjuma is yet to feature in a Premier League victory for Cherries this season. Losing six of his nine encounters at England’s elite level.

Quizzed on the clash against Jurgen Klopp’s reds, he replied: “It was a tough game. I think we needed to be sharper throughout the whole game. I think we conceded some unnecessary goals.

“There were just some moments we were sleeping and, obviously, against a top team like Liverpool if you go behind it can be very difficult to come back in the game.

“I think we lost the game with moments. The goals we conceded were moments.

“If we were just more alert, those moments – we keep away and I think we will end up getting better results.”