JURGEN KLOPP has come in for a blistering attack from Liverpool great Dietmar Hamann.
The Kop boss saw his side go out of their second cup competition in a week when Championship strugglers Wolves handed them a 2-1 FA Cup defeat on Saturday.
The Reds have won just once in eight games this year.
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And the 43-year-old, who ended a seven-year Anfield spell in 2006, questioned Liverpool’s wisdom in awarding Klopp a contract until 2022.
Hamann declared: “Klopp, of course, has to take the blame for Liverpool’s FA Cup exit.
“I don’t understand why he rotated his squad so much. OK, they play fairly often, but they are not in Europe this season.
“They lost two cup finals last season under Klopp because they lack the mindset necessary to play in finals.
“Top teams have that mentality, and they win those matches – while average sides don’t.
“Great teams are built on the basis on strong defences, and their attacks are the icing on the cake. But Liverpool don’t act this way in the transfer market – they do things the other way round.
“I can’t understand why Liverpool committed themselves so soon to such a long term dependence on Klopp.
“You can only do that if you’ve finished a good second in the table, or if you have won the FA Cup.
“If you play 4-3-3 you need quick wingers, but Liverpool just have Sadio Mane in their normal line-up.
“Philippe Coutinho would be an option for central midfield, but their greatest problem is the No6 position. They need a proper strategist.
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