Liverpool are staring at a daunting challenge at the moment
Just when it looks like things can’t get any more worse for Liverpool, the club manages to hit a new rut.
The side’s 1-0 defeat to relegation thumped Fulham at the weekend was a horrendous moment for the side. The loss was not only Liverpool’s sixth successive defeat at Anfield but more importantly saw the difference between them and the top 4 widen to a colossal margin.
Hamann Doubts Liverpool’s Top 4 Challenge
The club’s torrid downtick in form has seen the knives come out for Jurgen Klopp with even the club’s most faithful of supporters questioning the German manager’s modus operandi. And Dietmar Hamann has gone onto add his school of thought as well with the old Liverpool claiming that Klopp no longer entrusted his players.
Hamann who won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 questioned Liverpool’s aspirations for the top 4.
Hamann said when speaking about the club’s torrid form: “Every week you think ‘this can’t get any worse’ and the next week it does get worse!
“It’s a terrible run they’re on; to lose six home games is not what champions do, it’s not what Liverpool do.
“I’m not sure whether there’s something wrong within the team and behind the scenes, but clearly something’s not right.
“Champions League qualification for next year now looks very unlikely.
“It was a must-win game if they want to stay in the hunt for fourth place; I was surprised by how many changes Jurgen Klopp made.
“He probably thought, ‘with the other players we lost games, so why not throw them all in?’ But they look a beaten team, no matter who is playing at the moment, and Fulham deservedly won.
“Klopp hasn’t got an awful lot of faith in his players at the moment, and it shows.
“This is something you don’t really see from Liverpool. Their drive, passion and resilience to come back from going a goal down or two goals down, I think that was always their trademark.
“But at the moment nothing of that can be seen and this is why they are where they are.
“He probably thought we make the changes now and see how it goes against Fulham, because it probably gives us a better chance against RB Leipzig midweek, where they are in a very commanding position; you’d expect them to go through.
“But they have no confidence, there’s just no spark and I haven’t got the feeling that everybody is doing their utmost to get out of their situation and it’s a very worrying time.”