Alisson 'lacking confidence' and champs Liverpool will struggle to make top four, blasts Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand

LIVERPOOL stars are 'lacking confidence', according to former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand.

The Reds threw away a 1-0 lead late on at Leicester, with Alisson the guiltiest party.

Liverpool's No1 came rushing out of his net, getting in Ozan Kabak's way and gifting Jamie Vardy a tap-in for 2-1.

After the game, BT Sport pundit Ferdinand, 42, didn't hold back on Jurgen Klopp's side.

He said: "(It's a) calamity."

"Confidence has been taken out of this team. They go one goal up and last season you'd say game over. If you go away from the TV, you'll probably come back and it's three.

"But now you're questioning it. You're not confident in them now. There isn't that authority anymore. Last season people were saying 'this is one of the greatest teams to play in the Premier League'.

"They've got (RB) Leipzig coming up in the Champions League (on Tuesday) and they'll want to stay in that competition and show what they can do. The changing-room has to stick together."

The former England captain then added: "The fact they concede and the team capitulates, that for me is a big concern.

"When that goal went in they became a soft touch. These are little details that cost you points. They've got big long-term injuries. They don't look as potent as a group.


"I think they will struggle to finish (in the) top four."

Fellow pundit Robbie Savage also stuck the boot in, labelling their defending as 'shocking'.

The Welshman said: "Liverpool are under massive pressure now to get into the top four.

"Since the turn of the year, they'd be in the bottom six. Shocking defending."

Liverpool are currently clinging on to fourth, although Chelsea, West Ham and Everton could all overtake them should they win their games in hand.

Leicester's win saw Brendan Rodgers' side move six points ahead of the Reds in second and a point above Manchester United in third.

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