The Reds had no European soccer to distract them from closing season’s league marketing campaign which noticed Jurgen Klopp’s aspect end fourth.
But in spite of conserving big name guy Philippe Coutinho out of the clutches of Barcelona, and a internet spend of over £54million, Souness thinks the Reds are nonetheless ill-equipped for the demanding situations forward.
Asked whether or not they had the assets to deal with two high-profile competitions the previous European Cup winner advised the Press Association: “No I don’t.
“The reality he [Klopp] went out on this type of limb to get Van Dijk, didn’t get him and has now not were given someone since then tells you that was once a space he was once seeking to toughen.
“That he was once prepared to pay such giant cash for a defender suggests this is his precedence going ahead.”
Souness, talking on the release of Stoptober, the 28-day prevent smoking problem beginning on October 1, added: “They had a transparent run closing yr however there’s definitely about it, extra video games approach you wish to have extra avid gamers and I don’t suppose he’s were given that energy intensive.
“If they had been to have a foul run of accidents and a few key video games got here alongside it could harm them badly.
“Manchester United may live to tell the tale, it wouldn’t harm City in any respect and the ones are the 2 groups you take a look at to do neatly in each competitions.
“They have more potent squads to pick out from.
“What has took place with the Champions League is groups are centered at the subsequent (European) recreation and now not the (Premier League) one in entrance of them.
“You need to get leads to each competitions.”
Souness, who received 11 trophies at Anfield as a participant, together with 3 European Cups and 5 league titles, believes that loss of intensity restricts Klopp’s choices.
Liverpool haven’t performed Champions League soccer because the 2014/15 season, after they had been eradicated with only one win from their six workforce video games.
The Merseysiders have performed 17 Europa League video games since, successful seven and drawing the similar quantity, however Souness believes the step up in school may catch the Reds chilly.
“When you come up from the Championship to the Premier League you get punished for the mistakes you make far more than in the Championship,” he stated.
“And that is the exact same when you go into the Europa League and then the Champions League – if you make mistakes there, you get punished.”
Liverpool have travelled to Russia to tackle Spartak Moscow the next day (19:45).