Pundit suggests 'extreme' Liverpool turnaround 'will happen' amid new twist
The Liverpool attackers are to blame for the club’s poor form.
That’s according to former Rangers and Scotland boss Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Reds’ recent form.
Liverpool were beaten 4-1 by Napoli in their opening Champions League game on Wednesday (7 September).
The Reds have also only won two from six Premier League games this season.
McLeish insists the club’s summer signings also need to start pulling their weight.
“Liverpool are just stuttering a wee bit at the moment,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Ben Wild.
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“They don’t seem to have reached top gear yet. They tried to throw everything at Newcastle in that game the other week and they eventually won it but it was a struggle.
“Salah has been missing chances that usually you would expect him to score. The integration of new players has also been a big problem.
“The sending off of Nunez hasn’t helped anybody. In terms of the new kids on the block hitting the ground running, they still need to do that.
“One or two of the signings over the last few years, Jota, for example, started really well. Liverpool just look a wee bit lacking in that oil at the moment, they need to oil the wheel.
“You think that Newcastle result last week would have ignited them, then they go to Everton and couldn’t get the three points there.
“You look at Man City and how well they are doing, it is an extreme thing to win three Premier League’s in a row but if Liverpool are their closest challengers, it might happen.”