Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has told Reds boss Jurgen Klopp to go out and buy a new holding midfield player in the summer.
Klopp’s nightmare start to 2017 continued on Saturday with a 2-0 loss at relegation-threatened Hull city.
The defeat leaves Liverpool in fifth, 13 points behind league-leaders Chelsea and just one point above Manchester United with 14 games to go this season.
Hamann, who made 191 Premier League appearances for the Reds, believes that the way Klopp can remedy the crisis is by instilling strength in midfield with the signing of a holding midfielder.
“My biggest worry with Liverpool is they are too weak, too soft in central midfield. They need a holding midfielder.” He said on BBC Sport’s Match of the Day 2
He added: “I watched them against Chelsea, who had two proper players in Kante and Matic.
“In Liverpool I don’t see enough purpose, I don’t see enough structure.
“And that’s why they are in the position they are at the moment.”
Things don’t look like letting up anytime soon for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp as next weekend they take on the toughest team to beat in the division, Tottenham Hotspur.
Following Spurs’ trip to Anfield, Liverpool travel to title-holders Leicester City before welcoming the visit of Arsenal to Merseyside the week after.