Former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler has given his verdict on the club's start to the 2022-23 campaign.
The Reds have struggled so far this season. In terms of the Premier League, Liverpool have only accumulated nine points from a possible 18.
The Reds also lost their opening Champions League group stage clash 4-1 to Napoli away from home.
Fowler has said the following about Liverpool's start to the campaign.
“They were a few minutes away from the title, until (Aston) Villa collapsed at the Etihad. They were by far the better team in the Champions League final, against a Real Madrid side who were clearly fearful of Liverpool, and astonished that they had won.
“Now, seven games into a new season they’re finished as a force? It doesn’t happen like that. Great teams do decline, but it’s over years, not days.
“So you have to look at other issues, and the chief amongst them is injuries. I’m not saying having four midfielders injured is an excuse, I’m saying Liverpool made an error in not planning for those injuries. They made the big mistake of thinking numbers meant quality.”
⚽ Salah 20'
⚽ Fabinho 50'
⚽ Mane 90+2'
A good win on the road 💪 pic.twitter.com/jIWSYRj9cw
Anfield Watch Verdict
Fowler is spot on. Liverpool have been very unlucky with injuries this campaign.
Hopefully things start to turn for Liverpool sooner rather later. Otherwise, it could be a very long campaign.