Exclusive: Emile Heskey sums up Liverpool problems with one word

Liverpool are in a bad run of form. Jürgen Klopp has failed to win in three with just one goal scored across these games. We aren’t panicking yet but things have to change soon. In an exclusive interview with Rousing the Kop, Emile Heskey said Liverpool need to use the ball quicker than they are at the moment.

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Poor Liverpool form

The Reds have only scored once in their last three league games.

For a side boasting one of the most lethal attacking tridents in world football that is a pretty poor return.

The impotency in front of goal has seen the Reds go winless in their last three league games.

West Brom held Jürgen Klopp’s men to a draw at Anfield with some pretty boring anti-football.

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Steve Bruce followed suit and relied on the goalkeeping heroics of Karl Darlow to keep Liverpool out on Tyneside.

Southampton went one better and beat Liverpool on the South Coast, aided by a controversial penalty decision in the second half.

Emile Heskey on Liverpool problems

It is unusual to see the Reds so toothless in possession.

We’ve not been scoring and that is something very rare for this side.

In an exclusive interview with Rousing the Kop, Emile Heskey said that Liverpool need to be quicker with the ball.

When we asked the ex-Anfield striker what has to change, he told us:

“In possession I think at times you’ve got to do things quicker. Especially if you have teams that are just going to bank there.

“Newcastle we knew were just going to sit there in a four or a five and a four. Sometimes the forwards come back and make a five and a five.

“You’ve got to move the ball quick enough that allows you to open up spaces and create chances.

“If you’re just going to move it slowly and it’s looking great because you have 90% possession but you’re going nowhere with it, teams are going to be happy to sit there and do that – especially teams are fighting to stay in that league.”

What RTK has to say

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Liverpool have been limp in possession in recent weeks.

We haven’t moved it quick enough and we’ve been stagnant on the ball.

Of course, this comes with having two of our best midfielders in the back four. This won’t be an issue forever.

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