CLARETS defender Phil Bardsley wants Burnley to get back to their best ahead of this weekend's daunting trip to title-challenging Liverpool.

Sean Dyche's side were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace on Saturday having lost 2-0 to Newcastle United in midweek.

The result dropped the Clarets to 16th in the Premier League table, but they remain five points clear of the bottom three with nine games to go.

And Bardsley, who was unfortunate to score an own goal to give the Eagles the lead at Turf Moor, believes Burnley can rediscover the form that saw them go eight top flight games unbeaten prior to that reverse in the North East.

“It was a disappointing result on Tuesday night and today,” said the 33-year-old.

“But before that we built some momentum and put in some good performances and it’s up to us now to get back to them and perform to those standards.”

Burnley were the better team in the opening 45 minutes against Palace but Bardsley's goal separated the sides at the break.

Roy Hodgson's side doubled their advantage early in the second period thanks to a thumping Michy Batshuayi finish before Wilfried Zaha wrapped up the points with a fine individual effort.

Ashley Barnes did reduce the arrears for the Clarets in the final minute but it was too little too late for Burnley.

Bardsley added: “I thought in the first half we were the better team and we were unfortunate to concede an own goal, which there isn’t much you can do about.

“It’s the way it goes. When you’re running back towards your own goal in those sort of situations and a cross fizzes across the goal you just try and do your best to try and clear it.

“Unfortunately, it’s just hit me and gone in.

“In the second half they hit us on the break a couple of times and put the game to bed.

“They have some good players, especially on the counter-attack, and we gave possession away easily and they went on to score a couple of goals from that, which is disappointing on our behalf.”