Liverpool will not be in the race for the Premier League title this season and instead face a battle to remain in the top four, talkSPORT have been told.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have stumbled through their opening fixtures and bar a 9-0 thumping of Bournemouth, have looked well off their normal game.
A 0-0 draw with rivals Everton saw them drop more points with just nine from a possible 18 won so far.
Already six points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, the Reds need to hit form soon.
A frenzied fixture list is set to come into play as the Champions League begins.
And former Aston Villa striker now thinks that Liverpool could face a hard campaign.
Asked if they would struggle to fight for glory, he replied: “100 per cent. This is not a battle for the title.
“Liverpool, for me, are not fighting for the Premier League title this season.
“They are fighting to stay in the top four because Arsenal are on it. Spurs are on it. They know how to win games. They have that winning mentality.”
Considering why Klopp’s side are having a mixed start, Agbonlahor believes several factors are at play, including the sale of Sadio Mane.
“There is something missing in that side,” he told Jamie O’Hara on the GameDay Phone In.
“Today is the sort of game where you would rely on Mane to come up with some sort of brilliance and make a goal. Mane’s runs would open up more space for Salah.
“Salah doesn’t look like he’s going to score and that is not like Mo Salah. He has to come out wide and find space.
“The midfield didn’t work. They played Fabinho as a sitter and in front of him Elliott and Carvalho. It just didn’t work for me today.
“At the back, Robertson was dropped, Trent got taken off after 60 minutes. Something isn’t right with that defence with Liverpool and they are dropping too many points.”
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