Harry Redknapp has claimed that "bang average" Liverpool will struggle to secure a top-four Premier League finish this season even after another summer spending spree.
"I don't fancy Liverpool at all," the former Tottenham Hotspur boss told The Telegraph. "I think it's the worst Liverpool team I have seen in years. They look bang average. They are lucky to have any points.
"Bournemouth should have beaten them, they got a wonder goal at Stoke. OK, they played all right first half at Arsenal. I think they will do well to finish in the top five. I am not with Liverpool at all this year. Having said that they will probably win the league!
"I love Liverpool Football Club, and if you said to me which team would I have loved to manage in this country it would be Liverpool - but I can't see it this year."
The Reds, who made a short-lived return to the Champions League last season as they suffered a group-stage exit, sit seventh in the table.