Liverpool lost star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona and brought in a plethora of fresh faces to try and cover that but Curbishley feels he missed the boat and should have targeted quality and not quantity like Jose Mourinho did with league leaders Chelsea.
"A lot of managers would have gone another route like Mourinho. Marquee signing up front, marquee signing in midfield, marquee signing at left-back," Curbishley told 'The Morning View' on Sky Sports News HQ.
"Brendan Rodgers decided to spread the money thinly and bring in numbers. He maybe should have been advised to go marquee, marquee, and marquee and bring the players in that were going to do the job.
"Perhaps, bringing in so many players destabilised the squad. Now Brendan has got selection problems.
"There is a lack of confidence there. I think they desperately need to get the results in the Champions League, so that they're still competing in that. In the Premier League they are slowly drifting down, they need results, but they need a settled side."
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