Liverpool will be firing on all cylinders again when they go back to playing once a week, according to Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
A run of just one win 10 games – against League Two Plymouth – has put the spotlight firmly on Jurgen Klopp’s effective but energy-sapping tactics.
It was all looking good for Liverpool at the end of December but they have since fallen to fifth in the league and been knocked out of the two domestic cup competitions.
The busy January schedule played havoc with their form but they now only have one more midweek game left before the conclusion of the campaign.
But Neville reckons Liverpool will come alive again for the last three months of the season.
“The minute that that squad hit three games a week, with the way that they play, was always going to hurt them. You cannot play that way three times a week.
“When you are leaving six players back at base, it causes disruption, it disrupts the squad and the squad isn’t good enough.
“Liverpool will get stronger as the season goes on. Now they are out of the cups, they are back to that period where they will have a week between games, and that is when they get can get their energy up and become devastating.
“Next season, when they potentially get back into Europe, they will have to strengthen the squad.”