Liverpool may have tightened their grip on a top four place against Burnley on Sunday, but their performance once again suggested change is needed in the summer.
Only after Ashley Barnes' seventh-minute opener did the Reds really kick into gear and eventually secure a much-needed 2-1 victory on Merseyside.
It was the same old problem against Sean Dyche's side. Liverpool, typical of their displays in 2017, were slow out of the blocks and forced to battle from behind after conceding the first goal.
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Indeed, recent defeats to Hull City and Leicester City also saw Jurgen Klopp's men struggle to get a grip of the game, only this time they actually managed to win.
What's most bizarre is how Liverpool are rampant against the bigger sides but poor when it comes to playing those below them.
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Against Arsenal last weekend, for example, the Reds were fantastic and harassed their opponents from start to finish, much like during the Tottenham win last month.
But against Burnley, for one reason or another, Philippe Coutinho and co. struggled to get the ball down and play with their exciting brand of football.
Liverpool fans have understandably pointed towards Jordan Henderson's absence as to why their midfield isn't dominating games the same way, but one player doesn't make a whole team.
Jamie Carragher certainly wasn't impressed with what he saw during Sunday's game and has since named one player who could be on his way out of the club this summer.
While analysing the game on Sky Sports, Carragher scrutinised Emre Can's role at Liverpool and expressed concern at how he can't get into the team as a defensive midfielder.
"Can's big problem is that I don't think he's a versatile player but he's played in four or five positions for Liverpool," he said, per the Independent.
"The only position I think he can play is the one he played [against Burnley], the sitting midfielder, because he needs legs around him. [Klopp] is playing Jordan Henderson ahead of him.
"Now, he's got a contract situation at the moment, Emre Can. Is he going to sign it? Is he not? I think he may have 12 months at the end of the season.
"There is a good chance he may not be here next season. I don't see, when the first XI is picked, where else he can play except that role.
"That role is for the captain Jordan Henderson, who I can see how much he is missed in the last three or four games he's been out."
Can has been played at centre-back and full-back this season but in Carragher's opinion, he isn't good enough in those positions and needs to be played centrally.
But that's where Henderson plays, suggesting Can doesn't have a future at Liverpool.
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