Brad Guzan was frustrated at the defeat to Liverpool but stressed there are a lot of points still to play for between now and the end of the season.
Villa went down 2-1 to the Reds, Christian Benteke's first-half goal cancelled out by second-half efforts from Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard.
Guzan called the match a "tale of two halves" and admitted the claret and blues came up short against Brendan Rodgers's men.
But he backed the team to bounce back strongly in the final seven games of the term.
He said: "It's not the result we wanted. It was a tale of two halves.
"In the first, we were really good, we moved the ball around well, we created chances and we were unlucky not to be more than one-nil up at the break.
"But in the second, when you give a goal away in the manner in which we did - it was a bit sloppy and not good enough - you get punished for mistakes like that.
"To give a goal away two minutes into the second half, it's not the way you want to start the half.
"They have good players. If you give them opportunities like that, they are going to take them.
"Unfortunately we came up a bit short.
"But we will stick together, continue to fight. There are a lot of points to play for. It's a little bump in the road. But we have to go again.
"It's a collective effort. Individually, the guys are confident in themselves.
"There is no lack of belief. We continue to stick together. We help each other. We continue to fight. There are a lot of points to play for. We go again next week."
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