Michael Owen says Liverpool are missing former star Philippe Coutinho and the creativity he can provide from the centre of the pitch.
Speaking to BT Sport, via The Express, the former Reds striker said: “I think Liverpool playing against better teams over the last period of time, last five-10 years, Liverpool play well against the better teams.
“They almost suit them, they come out to play, Liverpool can nick the ball back in dangerous areas and go and attack.
“Breaking down teams, obviously Coutinho has long gone now, but he had that little bit of guile to break a team down that sat back.
“Liverpool have got pace in their team but if a team sits back, you need a little bit of imagination.”
It is a theory that makes sense – after all, the pursuit of Nabil Fekir was well-documented in the summer. It might well be something to address in January with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out for the season.