HYS: Is Buvac’s departure part of the problem for Liverpool?

Liverpool have their best opportunity in years to win the Premier League title as Jurgen Klopp has shaped a team worthy of fighting for the crown.

However, recent performances have left some fans wondering whether the Merseyside outfit can go all the way.

In the top flight, Klopp’s men are only two points adrift of leaders Manchester City and they remain unbeaten after 11 games.

The displays on the pitch, though, have been less than impressive and they paid the price for a dismal performance on Tuesday night in the Champions League.

The team’s lacklustre efforts resulted in a 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade in Serbia, which has put Liverpool’s last 16 hopes in doubt.

In fact, the team are yet to meet the standard that they set last season, and perhaps the departure of Klopp’s assistant manager has something to do with it.

Zeljko Buvac had been the manager’s number two for almost his entire coaching career, but he left suddenly in April for ‘personal reasons’.

The Bosnian coach was nicknamed ‘the brain’ for his role in developing the style of football that Klopp has become synonymous with.

So, with that in mind, could Buvac’s absence be the reason behind Liverpool’s poor form?

Let us know by voting below.