Noel Whelan has ripped into Sadio Mane after Liverpool lost their sixth successive home game.
The former Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 28-year-old has been “really poor” this season and looks to have lost his “competitive edge”.
The Senegalese winger has now failed to score in his last six Premier League outings.
Whelan is baffled by recent events at Anfield and claimed Jurgen Klopp’s side have gone from “world-beaters” to “bang average”.
“Mane has been really poor, ” he told Football Insider.
“Salah has been the only one who regularly chips in with goals.
“Mane has not been the same player. You expect so much more from him, he used to have a competitive edge. He used to be up there with Salah for top scorer.
“It looks to me as if he has lost that bit of edge and that competitiveness. He doesn’t look like he wants to be the best player out there. His goal ratio this year has been poor, all of his stats are down on last season.
“I do not understand this, how a team can go from being world-beaters to bang average.
“They can’t even score goals. I find it really difficult to get my head round with the attacking options and flair that they have going forward.”