Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has overseen a slump since the New Year
Liverpool spent almost £70million on players last summer but earned more than that amount through player sales, with Christian Benteke, Jordan Ibe and Joe Allen the big departures.
Manager Jurgen Klopp refused to do business in the January transfer window despite their slump in form which has seen them drop 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea.
Klopp signed a six-year contract at Liverpool before the start of the season, despite having been at the Anfield club for less than 12 months.
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My biggest worry with Liverpool is they are too weak, too soft in central midfield
But Hamann says Liverpool should have prioritised transfers over Klopp’s long-term future.
“People talk about stability. But you don’t get stability by giving someone a six-year contract,” Hamann said on MOTD2.
“You get stability by being smart in the transfer market.
“I don’t think they have. If you don’t fancy the left-back, you have to bring a left-back in in the summer.
“(Joe) Gomes was injured so (James) Milner plays there. He’s a great team player, will play all over the place, but you can’t play with Milner all the time at left-back.
Klopp's Liverpool have dropped 13 points behind leaders Chelsea
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“A new keeper has been brought in and he hasn’t really functioned.
“My biggest worry with Liverpool is they are too weak, too soft in central midfield. They need a holding midfielder.
“I watched them against Chelsea, who had two proper players in Kante and Matic.
“In Liverpool I don’t see enough purpose, I don’t see enough structure.
“And that’s why they are in the position they are at the moment.”