Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has stated that the Liverpool players should take responsibilities for their current form.
Indeed the Anfield side has made an average start to the season and has conceded nine goals so far.
This has prompted many pundits to criticize the defence for not being good enough.
However, Ryan Babel believes that it is the players that are not taking responsibilities. He said that he could understand that the side may have trouble against the better team in the Premier League because of their defence but the players do not appear to give their best on the field. He said that as a player you should be ready to fight for your team and he does not see the Liverpool players doing just that at the moment.
Babel said that Jurgen Klopp is a good manager and you cannot achieve what he has done at Borussia Dortmund if you do not have experience. However, he believes that it is the players at Liverpool that are not delivering the goods.
The former Liverpool winger believes that there is no way that the team could challenge for the title if they continue to play like this. He said that the team should improve if they want to win a trophy this season.
Many pundits have criticized Jurgen Klopp for not investing in his defence during the transfer window, but the German manager has stated that you just cannot sign players like that. He believes that the team should improve collectively and become harder to break down.
Ryan Babel also appears to agree with the Liverpool manager and believes that it is high time that the players give their best on the field. He believes that they should defend as a unit and keep possession better.