The former Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea winger was on RTÉ Sport this evening covering the Champions League game of Real Madrid vs Liverpool and thought Liverpool were absolutely shocking.
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“Would I give them a chance? Yes, I would if they were going back to a full Anfield and they were playing at full tilt, like they did against Barcelona a couple of years ago. But going off tonight, no way. You’d say it’s tie over.
“I’m very black and white with football. You’ve a good chance of winning a match when you bring quality, energy, desire and emotion and they lacked the four of them things tonight.
“Granted it was at a training ground. It didn’t feel like a quarter-final. Real Madrid were the better team.
“It’s like Liverpool turned up for a training match on a Monday morning, a few lads have hangovers, a few lads ate too much breakfast, a few didn’t do their pre-activation, a few didn’t get their massage.
“They were horrific. They were so, so bad. I don’t know how they come back from that, I honestly don’t.”