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Souness: Liverpool are shot; they're proving NOT a special team

Liverpool great Graeme Souness has questioned whether the players are capable of handling their title defence after defeat at home to Burnley.

Liverpool have not scored in four straight league games and just once in their last five.

Souness told Sky Sports after the defeat: "Liverpool have been a shadow of the team we've seen over the last three years. They were flat when they got the ball, every time they got into the final third the delivery was hitting the first man, if not the second man.

"They were lacking in quality from the back, all the way through (to the front). It's a disappointing night for them, Jurgen has some thinking to do. They are shot and they're 18 games in. There's no sparkle about them.

"This will be a test for them. Jurgen will find out what they've got in the dressing room. They are European champions, Premier League champions, expectation is there right on their shoulders and they've not dealt with it very well.

"That's what makes a special team - it's hard to win but to regain it and stay there, Liverpool are not up for the challenge."

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