Brendan Rodgers is a bad manager, according to former Manchester City star and England international Rodney Marsh.
The former pro has also declared that the signing of Mario Balotelli, who cost Liverpool £16 million to bring in this summer from AC Milan, is the most embarrassing signing in the history of the Premier League.
Rodgers was exceptional with his management of the Anfield club last season, leading them to a surprise title push, but there was disappointment at the Reds after they finished second in the league, having led the table going into the final few games of the season.
They’ve struggled this year, with Liverpool having won only six games out of 17 since the start of the season.
The table reflects their crisis, with Liverpool marooned in tenth.
They were also knocked out of the Champions League in the group stages.
Marsh has, as a result, declared that Rodgers is a bad manager who is struggling.
He told Talksport: “The manager has lost his way.
“He might be a good coach, but a bad manager.
“The Balotelli signing is one of the most embarrassing signings in the history of the Premier League, and that is down to the manager. He [Balotelli] is a certainty to go in January.
“They [Liverpool] were desperately in need of a target man in the game at the weekend [against Arsenal]. He’s bought Balotelli, who is useless. He’s bought Rickie Lambert and sits him on the bench and plays without a centre-forward.
“And when he does bring one on, he puts on [Fabio] Borini. Are you kidding me? He will never play for Liverpool again.
“He [Borini] looked to me as if he was trying to do something to get sent off. It almost looked like he was doing it on purpose.”