Souness: “They Are A Shadow of Their Former Selves”

Stephen Killen
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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has expressed his disappointment as the Reds failed to diminish their winless home run as Everton ran out 2-0 victors.

A goal in either half from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson inflicted four straight defeats for the Reds.

It marked the first time they’d lost four on the bounce at home since 1923.

Bitterly it meant that Carlo Ancelotti’s side ended a 22-year winless drought at Anfield.

In LFC TR’s Verdict, the reflection of the clash was, “This now looks like a regular occurrence between now and May as the struggle looks set to continue.

“You can put this down to injuries, lack of fans but Liverpool look flat, lifeless and with no answers.”

It is hard to argue as Liverpool have seemingly hit rock bottom after playing the highest quality of football for a year and a half.

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Ex-player, Souness, enjoyed not only a trophy-filled Reds career but had a spell as head coach too.

He believes the current team are “a shadow” of their previous selves, Speaking on Sky Sports after the defeat, the Scotsman said:

That was a shadow of the Liverpool team.

The Edinburgh born player-cum-pundit is a Red at heart, he is bitterly downhearted from the recent performances from Liverpool, especially with a deflating defeat to their fierce rivals and now European contenders.

As a Liverpool supporter, l am deeply disappointed by my team. It didn’t look like they had any aggression or fight or energy about them.

The current torrid form the Reds have stumbled upon has saw the current champions score just once in their last three home games, as their tally of home defeats reaches four.

Liverpool used to be horrible to play against. Now everybody wants to play against them. They are an easy touch.

The 67-year-old was full of praise for the Blues as they put back-to-back defeats to Fulham and Manchester City behind them with his morale lifting win.

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