The reasons behind Liverpool's disappointing start to the season

Liverpool players during the Reds' 4-1 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League (Image credit: Getty Images)

Eight games into the new season, in all competitions, Liverpool have won just three times. It has been, without question, a disappointing start for Jurgen Klopp and his squad.

Those three victories have come against a woeful Bournemouth side in a 9-0 record win - a game you could see as an anomaly among this first six weeks of the season - plus 2-1 wins over Newcastle and Ajax. All three were at Anfield.

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Matt Ladson is the co-founder and editor of This Is Anfield, the independent Liverpool news and comment website, and covers all areas of the Reds for FourFourTwo – including transfer analysis, interviews, title wins and European trophies. As well as writing about Liverpool for FourFourTwo he also contributes to other titles including Yahoo and Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong fan of the Reds.