Jan Molby believes Liverpool have not found their attacking style this season and are clearly struggling without Luis Suarez.
The Merseyside club allowed their star player to leave as the Uruguayan international joined Barcelona for a reported fee of £75m.
Brendan Rodgers used the funds raised by the sale of Suarez to strengthen the Reds' squad.
Liverpool have added Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Emre Can, Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Javi Manquillo and Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window.
Despite overhauling the squad, Rodgers has already seen his side suffer defeats against Manchester City and Aston Villa. Liverpool also struggled during their 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets.
Molby says Liverpool's new arrivals need time to improve. The former Reds midfielder also urged fans to give the summer signings time to settle at Anfield.
"A feature of last season was how well we started games at Anfield. Scoring early opens a game up but it just hasn't happened for us so far this season," Molby told the Liverpool Echo.
"With so many new players, we've not quite found our attacking style yet. It was a struggle against both Aston Villa and Ludogorets and those matches showed there's plenty of work to be done on the training ground."
"It's unlikely to improve over night so we're going to need to be patient as Brendan Rodgers tries to get Liverpool back up to the level we saw last term."
"In the meantime we need to keep grinding out results like we did on Tuesday night in order to help confidence."
"If a team wants to come and play then we'll be okay like at Tottenham where it was an open game. But against teams who don't show much ambition and sit back we've found it tough."
"All three home performances so far have been similar as without Luis Suarez we've struggled to break teams down," he added.
Rodgers appointed Jordan Hendesron as Liverpool's new vice-captain. Molby has expressed his delight after the England international was named deputy to Steven Gerrard.
"The energy of Jordan Henderson will be important and I'm delighted for him that he's been handed the vice-captaincy," the former Liverpool midfielder said.
"The manager has given the responsibility to someone he knows he can trust and it's been an amazing turnaround for his Liverpool career. He has earned it," Mobly concluded.