Emmanuel Petit admitted that he “felt embarrassed” while watching Liverpool this season because of their “sloppy,” “terrible,” and “broken” play.
With Jurgen Klopp’s team in ninth place, the Arsenal legend attacked Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Mohamed Salah.
The Merseyside team has only won two of its first seven Premier League games and has yet to record a victory away from home this season.
On Sunday, they travel to north London to take on a dominant Arsenal team. Mikel Arteta’s team is in first place with 21 points from a possible 24.
And Petit, who won the double with Arsenal and the World Cup with France in 1998, thinks a victory for the Gunners will essentially put an end to Liverpool’s chances of winning the title.
Speaking to reporters, the 52-year-old said: “When you look at Liverpool at the moment, they look so sloppy, terrible. Something has been broken in this team.
“This could be the last chance for Liverpool to make something of this season, if they lose to Arsenal, they will be 14 points behind after nine games. It’s a huge gap.
“There are so many weaknesses. There are so many things that are not working with Liverpool. There is something that’s broken with this team.
“Mentally, they are not the same unit they have been for the last four or five years. Physically as well.
“I think with the fact [Sadio] Mane has gone, you can see something is missing up front as well. Salah is a shadow of himself at the moment.
“The midfield don’t control the tempo anymore, they are not playing with character and personality. And in defence, my God. So many individual and collective mistakes, easily avoidable mistakes.
“They are not the same players they used to be. They don’t have the same concentration, the anger to beat the other team, to hurt them, to put pressure on them.