Souness says Benitez leaves Liverpool in a WORSE shape than when he found it.
In a pop at Benitez and his flawed transfer dealings, he rapped to the Daily Star Sunday: "It's an indictment of Rafa Benitez's six years at the club that the team should be so reliant on just two players.
"I don't think it's any big surprise he was fired because the thing that defines your time at a football club is how many good players you bring into the club - and Rafa simply didn't sign enough of them.
"He was there six years and made a net spend of around £140m but only signed two players who I would regard as truly world class - Fernando Torres and Jose Reina.
"To have spent the kind of money he has and only come up with two players is an awful indictment and ultimately doomed him.
"When you look at the squad now, I think it's actually worse off than it was when he first took it over."