Alan Shearer: There are problems in Liverpool team

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he substituted Mohamed Salah in the loss to Chelsea as he felt the Egyptian “suffered a bit” with fatigue.

Alan Shearer has spoken about the most alarming aspects of Liverpool’s current losing run.

The Reds have now dropped six straight games at home in the Premier League, a first in their club history.

They are now 22 points behind Manchester City and well out of the top four positions.

Shearer, a Newcastle United and Premier League legend, spoke about the failures of last season’s champions.

“They have problems all over the pitch,” the Magpies legend said on Match of the Day 2.

“Not scoring goals, no creativity, dreadful at the back.

“The most alarming thing for me would be the lack of intensity, lack of energy to their game. We associate Liverpool with pressing in three and fours but they’re playing such a high line which you can’t do without pressure on the ball and there isn’t.

“They’re not working as a team, pressing in ones, it’s like walking football. Fulham could pass it around as much as they wanted. It’s so easy for Fulham to pick their head up and pick the pass.

“Second half it didn’t change. One goes and nobody backs him up, that’s what they used to do over the last three seasons. Fulham didn’t have to work that hard to get the ball through the lines.

“It’s not acceptable and it’s why teams are finding it so easy to play through Liverpool.

“They brought in fresh players, he changed it up but they looked a tired football club today. The players brought in didn’t have energy, have the legs to go after Fulham. They were too easy to play against.”

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