It is embarrassing to be a Liverpool fan, says Aldridge

Last Updated: Apr 04, 2012, 00:13 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has severely criticized the club’s ‘worst League run since 1954’ saying the club is facing a crisis.

“There is no getting away from the fact that Liverpool are now in a crisis.”

“To lose six out of seven in the league is something the club won`t ever tolerate - we can`t tolerate that. The fact that this is the worst run in the league since 1954 speaks volumes. Questions are being asked and they need to be answered.”

“But at the moment being a Liverpool fan is just embarrassing and that`s something I haven`t had to say before,” he was quoted as saying by The Mirror.

He, however, refrained from blaming the club’s manager Kenny Dalglish for the state but has directed his ire towards the underperforming players. In fact, he suggested the players to do some introspection and realize what it takes to be a part of one of the biggest football clubs of the world.

“The team just seems to have lost their belief. You can blame the manager and the coaching staff but at the end of the day it comes down to the players.”

"They are getting paid unbelievable amounts of money and aren`t producing the goods.”

"Some of them should take a long hard look in the mirror. They`re playing for Liverpool - one of the biggest clubs in the world - it doesn`t get much better than that. They need to realise how lucky they are and start doing it or their Anfield careers won`t last much longer," he said.