FORMER Liverpool striker John Aldridge has admitted that the Reds are in "crisis" and been made a "laughing stock" by their recent catastrophic slump in form.
The Anfield club has lost six of its last seven league games in their worst run since the 1953/54 season, when they finished bottom of the First Division.
“There is no getting away from the fact that Liverpool are now in a crisis,” said Aldridge (left), who played under Dalglish in the 80s.
“To have picked up just eight points out of 36 since the turn of the year is shambolic - that's relegation form.
"The eyes of the world are on Liverpool and the critics are having a field day. We're becoming a laughing stock.
“You can blame the manager and the coaching staff but at the end of the day it comes down to the players,” said Aldridge.