Rio Ferdinand identifies major concern for Jurgen Klopp after Leicester shambles

Leicester move to second as Liverpool fall apart at the King Power (Getty Images)

Rio Ferdinand believes Liverpool have become a ‘soft touch’ after watching the Premier League champions capitulate against Leicester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead midway through the second-half but conceded three goals in nightmare seven minutes with goalkeeper Alisson involved in another defensive calamity.

The Foxes benefited from a VAR check to equalise through a James Maddison free kick before Jamie Vardy capitalised on a horrendous mix-up involving Alisson and debutant Ozan Kabak.

Four minutes later Harvey Barnes was given the room to race clean through and slot home a third to seal a win which moves Leicester up to second – six points clear of Liverpool.

‘Liverpool concede a goal and they completely capitulate. They look a broken team,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport.

Liverpool could be seventh by the time they play again (Getty Images)

‘When that goal went in, they became a soft touch. Yes, there were mistakes, but is there a hangover? He [Klopp] alluded to the goalkeeper who made two mistakes in the previous game and makes another one today.

‘There is no communication. These are little details that in the end cost you massive points.’

Liverpool could find themselves as low as seventh in the table by Monday night if other results don’t go their way with Ferdinand seeing little evidence for the club turning their season around with so many big names still ruled out through injury.

He said: ‘One thing that would help would be getting players back from injury quickly but they have got big long-term injuries, the two centre backs for starters. They are not coming back anytime soon this season.

‘I don’t see it changing around dramatically. It would be a massive turnaround in events for that to happen. They don’t look as potent going forward at the moment as a group, and at the back it’s even worse.’

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