That is the view of former Liverpool defender-grew to become-pundit Phil Thompson.
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp has come beneath heavy complaint for the best way his aspect have struggled to protect in video games.
He sought after to convey Southampton centre-again Virgil van Dijk to the membership in the summertime switch window.
But the deal grew to become bitter after Saints insisted he was once no longer on the market and Liverpool did not have a contingency plan in position.
And this failure to signal an alternate has proved expensive to this point with the Reds conceding 9 targets of their opening 5 Premier League suits.
The Reds now to find themselves 5 issues adrift of Manchester United and Manchester City in 8th position.
They also are two issues behind Chelsea, however may just bridge the distance with a win over Leicester this night on the King Power Stadium (five:30pm).
But when it comes all the way down to the name race, Thompson reckons Liverpool are already out of the working.
When requested which groups will be concerned within the name race, Thompson advised Sky Sports’ The Debate: “I would think Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.”
However, when he was once requested about the place Liverpool would finish, he stated: “fourth”.
Liverpool have no longer lifted the highest flight crown since 1990.