Graeme Souness: My Liverpool warning for Jurgen Klopp
Graeme Souness runs the rule over Liverpool's 3-0 defeat by Watford
Graeme Souness says the Liverpool players aren’t good enough after a 3-0 loss to Watford.
The Reds suffered a resounding defeat at Vicarage Road after Nathan Ake broke the deadlock inside two minutes for the hosts before Odion Ighalo scored either side of half-time.
They’ve got some decent players and some that might get better but it’s going to be a long road for them
Liverpool are in ninth place in the Premier League table after their third loss under Klopp after the 48-year-old took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers in October.
Former Reds captain Souness, who won three European Cups with the Merseyside outfit, warned Klopp that there is no quick fix at Anfield following Sunday’s setback.
“I don’t think the players are good enough and there’s a lot of work ahead for them,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“They got off to a terrible start but you are looking for a reaction at that time and for the players to be angry and not to feel sorry for themselves.
“The bottom line, when you cut away all the excuses, [is] are they good enough? It’s not a quick fix. They’ve got some decent players and some that might get better but it’s going to be a long road for them.”
Klopp was named as Liverpool’s manager after the Merseyside outfit’s slow start to the Premier League season under Rodgers.
The Reds host Premier League leaders Leicester City at Anfield in their next Premier League fixture on 26 December.
The 18-time English champions are five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.