Channon told The Sun: “How many players do they want?
“It's depressing for the fans paying good money that every transfer window one club can come and cherry-pick your best players. Liverpool have ripped the heart out of Southampton. Clubs like Southampton have no chance. What's more frustrating is a lot of the players are signed but are seen as no more than squad players."
Channon, who won 46 England caps, added: “I'm disappointed to see a good player leave Southampton but I understand as it's great business on their part. But you can only survive for so long by selling your best players.
“I've feared for Southampton for a while and I do so even more now. They are already in a relegation fight."