Liverpool excellent John Aldridge thinks their self belief is shot ahead of today’s clash with Manchester City.

Writing for the Sunday World, Aldridge stated: “A favorable mindset is such a big factor in sport and it looks like Liverpool’s heads have actually gone at the moment.

” The self-confidence and self-belief that saw them sweep teams aside just last season has actually now been replaced with uncertainty and stress.

” Also, the opposition sense blood and they think that they have actually worked out a way to get at Liverpool.

” Put those two components together and you have a mix that has added to 4 successive bad outcomes on house soil, with Burnley and Brighton following really comparable strategy to grind out their victories.

” Nullifying the hazard of Liverpool’s full-backs takes a great deal of their assaulting potency away and with the front 3 not shooting, issues are appearing everywhere.

” Liverpool are not a spent force by any means as they still have a world-class supervisor and extraordinary players in this group. But we require to see them emerge from their slump rapidly.”