JOE Hart believes a back to basics approach can help Burnley turn their season around as they prepare for the visit of Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The Clarets are without a win in seven games and have slipped into the bottom three of the Premier League after a dismal 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace last time out.

Goalkeeper Hart admits the performance wasn't good enough at Palace and is targeting an improvement when Jurgen Klopp's side come to Turf Moor.

"We want to put it right, go out and perform and get some points on the board. It’s pretty simple, to be honest," he said.

"I think we’re quite simple in our approach to things. It’s going to be hard work. It’s going to be good quality shape. It’s going to be creating and taking chances. All the basics.

"We need to be better in all departments. I think that’s a fair assessment. I think we all appreciate that.

"It’s definitely not through lack of effort but the effort and work we’re putting in needs to go in the right direction.

"It needs a slight direction shift. This is a really honest bunch of players, who really leave themselves out on the pitch. That’s not being questioned, but everything else is. We can definitely improve on it.

"We need to work. The shape needs to be stronger. The pressing. It is all the technical things we need to do as a team.

"It is hard to explain. If it is was simple we wouldn’t be in this position in the league.

"We have a manager who knows far more about football than me. He would be passing it over.

"It is just one of those situations that, at this moment, we need to be together. We need to put all our energy and work as a group in the same direction. No-one is pulling against the tide but we are not necessarily moving in the direction we need to."

Burnley failed to register a shot on target against Palace last time out and the visit of unbeaten Liverpool is a daunting prospect, but Hart believes having a game so soon after the weekend defeat could prove the perfect tonic.

"Nothing worked for us (at Palace)," he added.

"We didn’t move as a group, which this team’s famous for.

"We didn’t really create enough chances, and we were hanging on for the whole game, which is disappointing especially against a team which was in and around us position-wise.

"We’ve addressed it. We’ve talked about it. But talk’s cheap and sometimes it’s great to have that game on a Wednesday night, a few days later, where we can go out and really give it our all.

"We’ve just got to be mentally strong and ready. There are no secrets in the Premier League.

"We see what a top team we’re playing against, with all sorts of attacking flair, and they’re very solid at the back.

"We can’t lie to ourselves. It’s going to be tough but Burnley have shown through the years that they are more than capable of performing in these kind of games.

"It’s up to us to do better than we have done in recent times and step up on Wednesday."