Former Liverpool star Patrik Berger fears for his old club's future.
Berger believes Brendan Rodgers faces a massive fight to revive the clubâ€™s ailing fortunes.
Berger told the Mirror: â€śFor the past Âdecade, the trophy they want to win most is the Premier League â€“ thatâ€™s the one thatâ€™s missing.
â€śThey need players because in my opinion Liverpoolâ€™s side is Âaverage.
â€śThe squad is average and thatâ€™s why they finished where they Âfinished. They can compete with anybody, you saw that in their cup runs this season. But in the long-run the quality is not there, thatâ€™s why theyâ€™re not competing over a Premier League season.
â€śEven a few years ago they had (Fernando) Torres up front, (Craig) Bellamy, (Peter) Crouch and Robbie Keane on the bench.
â€śIf players were injured or Âsuspended they still had three world class players on the bench to step in. Right now they donâ€™t have it, they have spent a lot of money in the last couple of years but the players havenâ€™t delivered.
â€śThey need four or five top class players but itâ€™s going to be difficult because of where they finished in the league. The top players want Champions League year in, year out. Thatâ€™s not going to happen at Liverpool at the moment.â€ť