Jamie O’Hara says it would be a miracle if Liverpool even make it to fifth after a poor first half to the season.
The Reds sit in ninth place in the Premier League, 10 points behind fourth spot, and their most recent result was an FA Cup defeat at the hands of Brighton in the fourth round.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been well off the mark this season after last campaign where they were close to sealing a historic quadruple and that has been a worry for fans.
O’Hara thinks the team is in need of significant reinforcements and doubts they will be close to securing Champions League football for next season.
“I think top four is off this season – they’re miles of it. You know, we keep expecting ‘Liverpool will turn up’, they’ve still got top players in the side,” the former Tottenham midfielder said on talkSPORT.
“They’ve just lost the cutting edge. They’ve lost the belief and the intensity that they’ve had for so many years and now teams are turning up against them and they are able to turn them over.
“I think they’re just not good enough in midfield and they quickly need to sign some top quality players to help themselves out. A few of them have lost their legs.
“I think it’ll be a tough season for them. I don’t think they’ll win a trophy this season and it’ll be a miracle for them even if they get fifth.”
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Liverpool are currently only in two competitions: the Premier League, where they are unlikely to win the league title as they sit 21 points behind Arsenal, and the Champions League, where they play defending champions Real Madrid in the last 16.
It’s been well-documented that they need midfield reinforcements and will have to spend big in the summer to get back to their best.
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