Liverpool's former director of football Damien Comolli has blamed the Reds' transfer business for a poor start to the 2015/16 season and has warned they could be in for another disappointing season. The Merseyside club have already lost the last two matches and are without a win since their 1-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth on 18 August.
Brendan Rodgers added several new faces to the squad. In the attacking position, he signed Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings, while Joe Gomez and Nathaniel Clyne were added to the back four.
Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford. All the above five summer signings, including another addition James Milner started in his side's latest defeat against their arch-rivals.
Comolli said in July that the Anfield club are taking a "massive risk" by taking the summer spending over £75m ($115.7m), according to Sky Sports. The former Liverpool director of football believes the Reds are paying the price for making many changes.
"As I said before the beginning of the season, it was a massive gamble to change as many players as they did in the summer, as they did last summer," Comolli told talkSPORT. "If you look at it on Saturday, the two full-backs were new and the left-back is not a left- back - and you could see that on the third goal. Out of the three in midfield, for me they had not one new player but two because though [Emre] Can has been at the club for a while he has never played in midfield."
"The attacking three were all new players as well. So, in reality it is seven new players and they looked like they'd never played together before, which makes sense.
"There were people playing out of position, players like [Roberto] Firmino, who has come back from the Copa America and hasn't had a proper pre-season with the team.
"It's going to take time, but I've said previously that it was a huge gamble that they took after they'd taken a huge gamble last season - and it is going to be difficult. By time they start to gel together, if they do, other teams will have a lot of points," he concluded.