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Richard Keys has warned that there are “much bigger problems” than poor form responsible for Liverpool’s downfall in recent months.
Jurgen KloppThe team have only won twice in the Premier League since Christmas, a streak that has seen them slide down the table.
In addition, they have lost four in a row in the top flight and four in a row at Anfield.
As such, after taking first place on Christmas Day, sixth place Reds now faces a battle to stay in the top four; West Ham and Chelsea are pushing for the Champions League qualification, while the teams below them have games in hand.
Injuries have played a key role in Liverpool’s downfall. Klopp has lost the three senior center halves, as well as the main backup options Fabinho and Jordan henderson.
However, according to Keys, there are other problems that plague the club. However, the expert could not name what he thinks is causing the depression.
“I ended up last week asking ‘what happens at Anfield?’ I said I didn’t like the smell. I end the same way this week, “Keys wrote in his Blog.
“Something is not right. What is happening on the field is a reflection of much bigger problems behind the scenes.
“We will have to wait for them to develop, apparently.”
Elsewhere on his blog, Keys addressed diving among Premier League players.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been in the spotlight, following his tirade to officials last weekend for failing to award the Red Devils a penalty against West Brom.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has also faced criticism. Keys, however, urged fans to take a balanced view on the issue.
Salah’s dive reviews need to be balanced
“When I nail United for doing it [diving]of course the abuse by his fans, based on tribal lines, generally continues, ”he wrote.
And the same people are immediately yelling about Salah and [Sadio] Moon. I agree with you.
“They are both so bad. And I’m happy to include Harry Kane’s name there. He hit one earlier in the season after stepping back on the edge of the box and then falling into it. And Raheem Sterling is a serial offender.
“There are so many of them: Fernandes, Rashford and Maguire!
And that’s the point: we can’t yell at Salah if Martial keeps doing it. Or vice versa. Either we agree that we want it to stop, and we call it when we see it, or there is no point in complaining when our own team falls apart over it. “
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