Former Reds midfielder told talkSPORT: “I think the reason is there for everybody to see. It's obviously an indifferent season.
“The injuries that they have had. You cannot hide from that.
"It's not an excuse. I know a lot of the players, and I still speak to them now, and they won't be using that as an excuse, but I think it's a reason why they have struggled a bit this season.
“I am more than confident that they will bounce back next season when they have a few more players back and a few more fans in.
“And they still have a lot to play for this season. I am pretty sure they will want to finish in that top four, for sure."