Liverpool are currently six points off the top four.
Former German international midfielder Dietmar Hamann has written on Twitter that Liverpool need six new players to start challenging for trophies and a spot in the top four.
Moreover, their 22 league goals scored is a unwanted club record low in their modern history, illustrating how much work needs to be done in order to challenge at the top once more.
New boss Jurgen Klopp has been faithful to his players, allowing them the opportunity to impress before pressing ahead with strengthening the squad via new transfers.
However, their recent poor performances have only demonstrated to the popular coach just how much work is in store as Hamann insists that the club are at least six quality players away from challenging.
I'd say 6 to have a say in winning trophies and finish in top 4 consistently https://t.co/Wemhji2RsC— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) enero 10, 2016
Doing ok is not good enough for Liverpool. Too many players doing ok https://t.co/Y7AbR22nce— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) enero 10, 2016
Sharing his views via his Twitter account, the former Liverpool midfielder also highlighted how too many current players are only producing mediocre displays and how a new holding midfielder would be his priority.
The Merseyside club spent big last summer on new players yet they have not managed to improve matters on the field, with star attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino a real disappointment thus far.
Firmino and Adam Lallana have just one league goal between them this season, while expensive summer signing Christian Benteke tops the club’s scoring charts with only six goals.
On the other scale, defensively the Reds have succumbed to a number of all too familiar high-profile errors and personnel evidently needs to change if they want to one again challenge at the very top.