Liverpool will let fans down like Arsenal says Mark Lawrenson

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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has hit out at his former club's transfer business and labelled them as a 'poor man's Arsenal'.

The Reds have enjoyed a solid start to the season having splashed in excess of £75 million during the transfer window on the likes of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino, although they went into the international break on the back of a demoralising 3-0 defeat against West Ham.

Brendan Rodgers' side have seven points from four games so far with new-boys Joe Gomez and Firmino looking strong - however Lawrenson is less than impressed with what he's seen.


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Writing in his column for the Liverpool Echo, Lawrenson says there is something deeply wrong in Liverpool's squad that wasn't fixed in the transfer window, and he believes the West Ham defeat revealed a host of problems facing Rodgers.

He wrote: "We are a poor man’s Arsenal at the moment, in that you know this Arsenal will always let you down eventually.

"You know deep down they won’t win the league because, somewhere along the line, they will disappoint and disappoint greatly. This Liverpool are the same."


The former defender pointed to a lack of width, issues at full-back and also complained that the Reds' are far too predictable to play against.

He continued: "Early days, I know. But teams have sussed us out already. Pack the central areas, stick the foot in and you’re likely to give Liverpool a hard time.

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