Liverpool suffered their sixth consecutive home defeat last weekend, losing 1-0 to Fulham. The former Reds striker believes that Liverpool are in a terrible cycle and that Jürgen Klopp must restore confidence to the team.
I watched Liverpool on Sunday and couldn't believe I predicted in November this team would retain the title,
” Crouch said in his column in the Daily Mail. “
They had played so professionally and with such class against Manchester City that day, I couldn't see how they would be stopped
“What I see in front of me now bears no resemblance.Mohamed Salah
is the only forward who looks like he will score and even against Fulham his opportunities were few and far between. Teams have found a way of playing against them, especially at Anfield.
“The attacking threat has fallen down because of what has happened in the middle of the pitch. Without Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, they don't press as high, the full-backs don't get forward and the defence is vulnerable.
“When you have that mixture, it leads to confidence draining. When you don't have confidence, you don't want to shoot as often and you snatch at chances.
“It's a horrible cycle to be in and now Jurgen Klopp needs it to stop.”
in the Champions League on Wednesday and have a chance to regain their lost confidence by advancing to the next stage.