Graeme Souness slams Liverpool star for something that happened on Wednesday

Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness was not too happy with the performance of midfielder Fabinho after he featured in the UEFA Super Cup showdown against Chelsea on Wednesday night.

The Brazilian was signed by Jurgen Klopp last summer as the Liverpool manager looked to beef up his midfield, after losing to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final.

Even though he took a while to settle in at Anfield, Fabinho played an important role in the Reds’ success last season as they won the Champions League after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title.

The midfielder was included in the Liverpool team which faced Chelsea on Wednesday night in the European Super Cup as Klopp’s side looked to crown last season’s success with another trophy so early in the new campaign.

Even though the Reds managed to win on penalties, that was enough for Fabinho to escape criticism from former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness, who slammed him for the way he played against Chelsea’s Kante.

“This guy [Fabinho], twice he had Kante dance past him as if he had Jacques Cousteau boots, lead boots on,” Souness said, as quoted by Metro

“They were not Liverpool, I’m not seeing a Liverpool that resembles the Liverpool we saw last season. ‘I’m amazed Liverpool were more tired than Chelsea, they’ve had two extra days to rest.

“I was disappointed with Liverpool tonight, I expected them to be lively, energetic and win comfortably, even by two or three goals. In reality I thought they were second best for the largest part, I thought Chelsea played better football, more energy. ‘Given Chelsea played Sunday and Liverpool played Friday that should not have been the case.”