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Damien Comolli believes Liverpool's poor start proves he was right

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Damien Comolli believes Liverpool's poor start to the Premier League season is down to the high amount of players bought over the summer.

The Reds added seven new faces in the transfer window, and their former director of football thinks the club have made the same mistakes after signing nine players last season.

Before the season kicked off, Comolli warned Liverpool fans they could be in for another difficult campaign and believes their current form is evidence he was right.

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As per talkSPORT, the Frenchman said: “As I said before the beginning of the season, it was a massive gamble to change as many players as they did in the summer, as they did last summer.

“If you look at it on Saturday, the two full-backs were new, and the left-back is not a left- back - and you could see that on the third goal.

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“Out of three in midfield, for me they had not one new player, but two, because though Emre Can has been at the club for a while he has never played in midfield.

"The attacking three were all new players as well. So, in reality it is seven new players and they looked like they’d never played together before, which makes sense."

Liverpool were second best throughout their 3-1 defeat at Manchester United and discontent is beginning to grow among the Anfield faithful.

The 3-0 home defeat against West Ham was awful, but getting rolled over without much of a fight by their bitter rivals is inexcusable.

The Merseyside club travel to Bordeaux in the Europa League in midweek, before a home match with Norwich City, where fans will be expecting a result. Anything less could mean the end for Rodgers.

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