SUNDAY’S defeat merely reinforced the fact that Liverpool’s owners need to be more flexible with their transfer policy.
Building for the future by signing young players is fine but they have to listen to the manager who said recently his squad lacks experience.
I don’t think the balance is right as we need more players who are in their prime.
It’s no coincidence that in physical games against Stoke and Oldham we’ve really struggled this season.
When you need to stand up and be counted, we’ve wilted. The spine of the side hasn’t been strong enough and that’s something the manager has to attend to.
When Steven Gerrard came on against Oldham his experience shone through. We looked a much better side and Steven was by far the best player on the park.
Investing in youth is fine but you need experienced players around them to help their development and get the best out of them.