Liverpool legend John Aldridge is urging club owners FSG to dip into their pockets and buy big this summer.
Aldridge wrote for the Sunday World: "Where once this team had an inner focus that allowed them to believe they would always find a way to win, they now look like a bunch of players who suspect that whatever they do, they will come up short.
"This is why I feel they need to make some big signings this summer in the forward positions.
"Maybe the owners will look to invest in the club as they aim to get the fans back onside after the decision to sign up for the European Super League backfired so badly.
"Right now, it seems as if there is a long way back for (Jurgen) Klopp and Liverpool, given the way things have gone in the last few months.
"However, it could all turn around quickly if they sign the right players this summer and off-loading some of the squad players could raise the money for that.
"If the owners then put their hands in their pockets and put more into the pot, Liverpool could sign some top players to turn things around when the fans are back at Anfield next season."