Liverpool Legend Names Two Players Who Must Be Axed To Save Title Bid
In a week where more dropped points saw Liverpool replaced as Premier League leaders by Manchester City, doubts have been expressed about the Reds' ability to go the distance in the title race.
With draws against Leicester and West Ham, Jurgen Klopp's team squandered the chance to open up a commanding lead over City.
Now, a former Liverpool player has had his say on two players who he believes are not up to the job as the title race reaches fever pitch.
John Aldridge has expressed doubts about Naby Keita and Adam Lallana after they failed to impress for Liverpool at the London Stadium on Monday. The pair had come in for the missing Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Aldridge stated: "Klopp’s side dropped more points at West Ham, but a bigger issue for me in both games has been the performance or lack of it from Liverpool's midfielders," he told Independent.ie.
"Adam Lallana and Naby Keita cannot play together in midfield again, as they are just not up to the job for a title-winning team.
"My first impressions of Lallana when he came to Liverpool were not positive and while he proved me wrong to an extent with some good performances before his recent injury problems, it looks like he is struggling to get back to those levels once again after so long in the treatment room.
"As for Keita, he has not settled at Liverpool and has failed to deliver the performances we were expecting from him, with Klopp and his coaching staff fighting to get him up to speed and still waiting to see if he will be good enough to play in this team."