Merseysiders have just lost two vital contests in the space of a week.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that the club need to bring in more experienced players in the summer if they wish to make continual progress next season.
The Reds lost twice last week and on both occasions they were in charge of the contest, only to concede late goals in the process, and the Northern Irishman believes this area of the team will need addressing.
“The biggest thing we need this summer is to bring in some men, some character that allows and supports the other men to see the games out,” Rodgers said in the Daily Mail.
“That is the biggest thing for me. Look at Jamie Carragher, he is our best defender, he is 35 but we are losing that character.
“That has to be replaced. I also think there are other areas of the team that need improving. That is something we will talk about at the end of the season, when we identify where the improvements have to be made.
“Personally I just want the best team, whether that is senior players, youth players or the best mixture. I always like to give young players hope but in order to do that they need that bit of experience alongside them.
“Daniel came in and you saw the difference it has made to the team. Maybe if we have a few more of his capacity in the group, it could set us up. But it is not wholesale changes. We have got players who have been doing well recently like Stewart Downing.
“But in order for us to be up there consistently we need to improve in terms of our mentality. Technically we have shown we are very capable, tactically we have not been found wanting like in the recent two games against Arsenal and Man City.
“The condition and intensity of their work is high so that only leaves you one thing – mentality. That is the area which needs to improve and to do that we need character. Unfortunately it is inherent, you cannot give people character. That is the nature of the problem.”