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Shearer offers Jurgen Klopp crucial advice that will ‘definitely help’ Liverpool

Alan Shearer believes he has the answer to Liverpool's recent problems on the pitch.

The Reds have slipped to 10 points from the summit and have lost three of their last five Premier League outings.

Jurgen Klopp's side have admittedly suffered more injuries than most in this extremely unlucky campaign.

And two centre-backs were brought in at the 11th hour of the January transfer window to plug the gap at the back, in the form of Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies.

And Shearer thinks that subsequently restoring Jordan Henderson to his natural position in the middle of the park will work wonders for Klopp's men.

"What's gone wrong? Well, of course Liverpool have missed Virgil van Dijk at the back. He is one of the best centre-backs in the world, if not the best, and he has been out injured since October," Shearer told the BBC.

"But the fact they have been without Joe Gomez and Joel Matip too meant they have had to shift people around to cover and that has cost them all over the pitch, especially with Jordan Henderson dropping out of midfield to fill in at the back.

"I thought their forwards would keep on scoring to keep getting them results regardless but that has not happened.

"Their front three have been struggling for form too.

"Something needs to change for the team to get its belief back, and putting Henderson back in his proper position would definitely help.

"They signed two centre-backs – Preston's Ben Davies and Schalke's Ozan Kabak – on deadline day last week, so I would suggest putting at least one of them in there as soon as possible so Henderson can return to the centre of midfield. They need him there."

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