Graeme Souness insists Liverpool have gone from ‘a team no one wanted to play against to one everyone wants to play’ as he claims they’re ‘a shadow’ of a Reds side and have become an ‘easy touch’ after defeat by Everton
- Everton earned a victory against Liverpool at Anfield for the first time since 1999
- Graeme Souness was quick to criticise the Reds team after their recent form
- CLICK HERE to read the full match report from Everton’s win over Liverpool
Graeme Souness was hugely disappointed with the performance of his former team following their 2-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Souness said: ‘it was a shadow of a Liverpool team.’
Liverpool are the reigning Premier League champions, however have now lost four games in a row at Anfield, the first time that’s happened since 1923.
Everton beat Liverpool at Anfield for the first time since 1999 on Saturday evening
Former Liverpool man Graeme Souness criticised the Reds for lacking fight in the defeat
The fact it came at the hands of local rivals Everton made it even worse, and it’s the first time the Toffees have beaten Liverpool at their home this century.
‘Fair play to Everton,’ said Souness. ‘Thoroughly deserved, they set out to be hard to play against. Liverpool had 71% of the ball but it was tippy tappy most of the time. Everton did the business. Their goalkeeper made a couple of good saves.
‘But as a Liverpool supporter, deeply disappointed. There was no fight about them, and the best team got the points. No Liverpool player can think “I’ve had a good game” tonight.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are now looking unlikely to defend their Premier League title this year
‘Liverpool were a team no one wanted to play against. Now everyone wants to play against them. They’re an easy touch.’
Everton went ahead early after James Rodriguez threaded the ball through to Richarlison, who took a couple of touches and fired calmly past Allison.
Liverpool were unable to find the equaliser, and late on were given a controversial penalty, which Gylfi Sigurdsson was able to convert for the 2-0 win
Everton and Liverpool are now level on points in the Premier League, with both chasing a top four finish.
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