Michael Owen: "I am not particularly surprised at Liverpool's downfall.
"I would say their position reflects where they are right now.
"They are in the middle of a transitional period and off the pitch they have had a change of ownership.
"They are also very reliant on a couple of star players and if they are out injured, they have tended to struggle.
"Things have been going badly wrong behind the scenes.
"I don't think they (Liverpool players) would ever forgive me if I said what they had told me.
"Throughout all those successful years Liverpool built their foundation on passing and moving.
"But, from when I was there, everything has changed, barring two players. They even got rid of the doctors and the medical staff.
"Maybe there have not been enough Liverpool players over the last 10 years.
"If there was just one reason, then it would have been fixed. But there have been so many."