The encounter against European champions, Liverpool and Real Madrid, got off to a highly positive start with Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah giving Liverpool a two-goal lead.
Before halftime, a quick-fire double from Vinicius Jr. tied the game.
And then, two goals from Karim Benzema and a header from Eder Militao caused Liverpool to suffer their worst-ever home loss in Europe.
Former Arsenal and Barcelona attacker Thierry Henry, who thinks “something needs to change” at Anfield, was not particularly surprised by the Reds’ most recent dismal defensive performance.
Henry said after the game on CBS Sports, “They conceded too many goals against Brentford for my liking, they conceded too many goals against Wolves for my liking, so let alone when they’re going to play against Real Madrid.
“I wanted to know where they were, and I saw a fragile team, more than fragile.”
“I tell you why – they were two-nil up. That’s exactly the start that you’d like to have against a Madrid team, against any team in Europe at Anfield, and they couldn’t even keep that.”
In the forthcoming summer transfer window, Liverpool are anticipated to be quite active, with the midfield in particular in need of an upgrade.
Henry believes the team has reached “the end of an era” since a lot of Klopp’s senior players have fallen short of the standards they had established in prior seasons.