Former Scotland international Pat Nevin has said that he has been “saddened by Liverpool” this season.
The Reds dropped to sixth place on the final day of the season after a humiliating 6-1 defeat at Stoke City allowed Tottenham to steal in and take fifth place.
Ex-Chelsea forward Nevin, who now works as a pundit, has said that the drop in quality from the 2013/14 season has left the side “miles away” from the top four.
“I wasn’t disappointed by Liverpool, I was saddened by Liverpool. As a former Everton and Chelsea player, you’d think I’d be anti-Liverpool. But not at all.” he said to Newstalk.
“I loved watching Liverpool last season. They were an absolute joy to watch. I was hoping Brendan could pull that together, but they’re absolutely miles away.” he finished.
Liverpool finished eight points behind fourth-placed Manchester United after having failed to win four of their final five Premier League games.