FORMER Saints star Adam Lallana believes Liverpool's lack of “winning” experience in the squad has cost them over the last month.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have yet to win a Premier League match in 2017 and their run of two points from a possible 12 has seen them slip outside the top four for the first time since September 24.

In addition, they also crashed out of the League Cup semi finals to Lallana’s former club Saints - failing to score in either leg.

Liverpool’s only league defeats this season have come against Burnley, Bournemouth, Swansea and Hull - all teams currently in the bottom nine.

None of the Reds’ top-four rivals have a similar record with Chelsea losing only to Arsenal, Tottenham and Klopp’s side.

Antonio Conte’s side have dropped just two points in 12 matches against the bottom 10 - grinding out 1-0 wins at Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Sunderland - and Lallana believes Liverpool need to discover something similar.

“You can see they have a lot of experience and that they are used to winning,” said Lallana.

“They know how to win games even when not at their best. You don’t have to always win by scoring five or six.

“Maybe that’s an area we need to improve on. We maybe need to realise how good we are at times.

“Milly (James Milner) is probably the only one in our group who has that type of experience because it only comes from winning silverware like he did at Manchester City.

“Myself and the other players haven’t won titles or loads of cups so we need to learn from him and listen to him because that type of experience is vital.

“We need to learn and get back to winning ways in the league as soon as possible.”

Lallana needs to be reminded that the Saints side that beat Liverpool in the League Cup was hardly blessed with serial ‘winners’ either!