Steve Nicol sums up the Merseyside derby, in which Liverpool lost to Everton for the first time since 1999 at Anfield (0:58)

Former Liverpool captain and manager Graeme Souness has described the current team as an “easy touch” and a shadow of his former self after the champions suffered a 2-0 derby loss to Everton – their fourth home defeat in a row

In another sad performance, Jürgen Klopp’s team did not look like the team that stormed to the championship title last season and ended the club’s 30-year wait for a national championship

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The defeat follows losses at Anfield by Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester City and was Everton’s first win at Anfield since 1999

“They are a shadow of a team considering what Liverpool has been for three years – a team that nobody wants to play against, a team that has always been up there, super aggressive, must have been terrible against them to play, “said Souness, now an expert with Sky Sports

“And now everyone wants to play against them you are a light touch and that hurts me”

Souness questioned the Liverpool players’ approach to the duel with their Merseyside neighbors, whom they failed to beat in 20 league games

“As a Liverpool supporter, I am deeply disappointed with my team It didn’t look like they had energy, fight or real aggression. The best team got the points,” he added

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“I think there is no Liverpool player who can stray from this place tonight and think I had a good game tonight”‘”

Liverpool are in sixth place, 16 points behind leaders Manchester City, and are now facing the battle for the top 4 and qualifying for the Champions League next year

Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said it was important for Liverpool to take on the challenge with the right attitude

“You don’t want to feel sorry for yourself or become a victim,” said the midfielder. “You just want to grapple with the situation and try to bring it to a better or happy end, even if you know you are have many injuries

“I think this is how we should look at the situation, not be the victims, just try to turn it around. We have a lot of games to change that – if we see the situation as a victim, it gets worse,” said he

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Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/liverpool-engliverpool/story/4320060/liverpool-a-shadow-of-a-team-in-everton-loss-souness