Graeme Souness believes there is room for improvement for Liverpool if they are to launch a sustained title challenge this season.
The Reds are currently locked in a three-way battle with Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table with 23 points from their first 10 games.
But while Souness praised Liverpool’s attacking play, he still wants to see some defensive tweaks to be made before he becomes convinced that they are genuine title contenders.
“When they are on the front foot, they are fabulous,” Souness told talkSPORT.
“On the front foot, they are as good as anyone – maybe the best – right now. But when the game changes, when you don’t dominate from start to finish, you have got to sense that.
“Maybe the wide midfield players have to play a wee bit narrower, the full-backs don’t wander, and you have got to sense that.
It doesn’t have to come from the manager. And I see Liverpool right now and think, is that a fast forward gear from the first minute right to the very end of the game?
“They look a wee bit vulnerable at times when they don’t dominate the game.”