Mark Lawrenson believes Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is trying “battered and confused” this season however has “not lost his competitiveness”.
The Reds are at present going via a horrible run of type with their 1-0 home loss to Fulham on Sunday their sixth consecutive loss at Anfield.
That end result sees them seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and 22 points against Manchester City within the summit.
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And Lawrenson believes Klopp is struggling to search out options to his present Liverpool collapse with the German boss trying “battered and confused”.
Lawrenson said talkSPORT: “I feel after we speak about it now, now we have to contemplate that he lost his mom a number of weeks in the past and could not even go to her funeral.
“There will probably be a little bit of part of it questioning ‘is football so essential? Be
Lawrenson added: “It has not lost its competitiveness. As a manager, after you have that great spotlight of winning leagues and Champions Leagues, you suppose it is best to win each time you go out to play.
“I feel he is battered and confused. I feel he seems to be and thinks ‘what precisely can we do?’
“If they’ll maintain a clear sheet that will be the primary one proper now, one thing to construct on.
“It is not mild on the lads who’ve come in and played however they have not [Virgil] Van Dijk or [Joe] Gomez and, to an extent, they don’t seem to be [Joel] Matip.
“At this point, the three regular forwards seem like they’re operating empty. Other than bringing it in [Diogo] Jota, there’s not a lot else they’ll do as a result of individuals are like [Divock] Origi a [Xherda]) Shaqiri are good players however they don’t seem to be the best players.
“They may come back. They’ve too many wonderful players and will little doubt add to that in the summertime. Everybody’s already guessing who he’ll take.
“Mainly, they have not had any correct relaxation. On the end of every season, you should have a month off, away from football.
“When you love your teammates and all is well, you see them greater than your spouse all through a season and you are fed up.
“They do not get many days off anymore. Generally you just need them away from the football membership the place they’ll get on with regular life and truly look forward to coming back and teaching. “