Daniel Agger has delivered a damning verdict of Roy Hodgson's time in charge of Liverpool admitting "we were s***".
Hodgson was sacked after just six months in charge at Anfield after a string of below-par performances and disappointing results.
Agger has made his blunt assessment of Hodgson's tenure after trying to find reasons for former Liverpool star Fernando Torres' wretched form before his £50million move to Chelsea.
The Denmark international claims it was difficult for Torres to shine for the Reds because the entire team struggled under Hodgson's short spell in charge.
Agger said: "That is a big question, isn't it? How to explain that. Look at the team - we played awful, we were s***".
"And he [Torres] is a part of the team, so when everything is playing well, he plays a lot better. It is the same for everybody, for me, for Stevie [Gerrard], it is the same.
"When the team are performing, when you look at every single player they are playing better. But when we are losing, everybody is on top of us, everybody is playing bad."
Agger is keen to move on from Torres' controversial switch to rivals Chelsea and he backed new signings Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll to help fill the void left by the Spain star's departure.
"All the Liverpool players wish him all the best," added Agger. "Liverpool got a lot of money for him, so why shouldn't we wish him all the best?
"If the player doesn't want to be there any more, there is no reason to keep him. I think everyone at Melwood liked him and still like him because he is a good guy and wish him all the best in a blue shirt, except against us!
"It is a big, big gap to fill, but Carroll has shown he can score goals at the top level. We will have to wait until he is fit, but hopefully him and Luis will be great signing for us, because that will be another thing which will help us towards our targets."
Agger also believes he is close to full sharpness now after putting his injury problems behind him.
"I had injuries. I have played a few games in a row now and have started getting the feeling back of playing football," continued Agger.
"I have been in England now for five years and I know it is a tough, demanding game.
"I think I am the first to say how annoying it is to be injured but it is a part of me so I have to adapt to that and have to give everything when I am fit."