Trevor Sinclair’s tweet sums up just how far Liverpool have fallen

Liverpool’s latest defeat to Manchester United leaves them in ninth position.

Trevor Sinclair has taken to social networking site Twitter in order state how Steven Caulker could not get into the Queens Park Rangers side yet found himself tasked with being Liverpool’s rescuer.

The Reds have endured a frustratingly inconsistent campaign thus far and their latest encounter with Manchester United simply underlines a number of big problems they have.

For long periods the hosts dominated, firing in 16 attempts to United’s three before Wayne Rooney reacted quickest from a corner to fire in the only goal of the game 12 minutes from time.

In a desperate attempt to get back into it, Jurgen Klopp called upon Steven Caulker – a player who recently joined the club on loan from Championship side Queens Park Rangers.

The centre-back was pushed up front, and Liverpool’s desperate attempts of clawing themselves back into it with the aid of a player QPR deemed surplus to requirements prompted Sinclair’s ensuing tweet.

Caulker is merely a short-term option to cover for a growing list of injuries at Anfield yet his inclusion still speaks volumes about the quality that Jurgen Klopp has to work with.

Is a 6ft 3inch centre-back really the Reds’ best goal scoring option to bring off the bench? For a team that is supposedly one of Europe’s most renowned and prestigious, that simply is not good enough.

The defeat leaves Liverpool in ninth position in the table, eight points adrift of the top four.

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