Thursday 26 April 2018

Lawrenson - it's a crisis at Anfield

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes the situation at the club has now reached crisis-point.

Defeat to Blackpool at Anfield on Sunday has left the Reds stuck in the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League.

Performances, not just results, have been poor and Lawrenson said the players had to accept responsibility.

"I really didn't think Liverpool, even in these trying times, would plummet to these depths," he wrote in his Liverpool Daily Post column.

"I really thought that a game against Blackpool at home would be the perfect chance to get things back on an even keel and I imagine most supporters saw it that way too.

"So for them to come to Anfield and win comfortably and outplay a Liverpool side lacking so much in desire means it is officially time to worry.

"It's officially a crisis."

Lawrenson said manager Roy Hodgson had a difficult job on his hands to arrest the slide.

"What is even more depressing is, I'm not even sure what can be done about it," he added.

"It's not like you can sign a couple of players to turn things round any more.

"Which is a shame because the new players here aren't doing it and some of the old players aren't up to it.

"It's clear that Liverpool have been relying on their top stars for too long, and now the mediocrity in the squad is being exposed."

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