Jose Enrique feels Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was left frustrated in the summer market.
Enrique reckons Rodgers has a tough task ahead because of less than satisfactory transfer dealings in the summer.
He said: “The turbulence in the summer is no excuse for players.
“You sign and you must play but of course it was frustrating in the summer as we let many players go and not many came in.
“Our squad has many young players. They can do well for us and we still have great players in the team and it is our mistake why we are where we are now.
“Qualifying for the Champions League would be a dream but I don’t know how long this will take.
“You have to be realistic. You see the level of Man City and Chelsea’s spending in the summer and it is going to be tough.”