Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez celebrate Liverpool's Super Cup victory (Getty Images)

Graeme Souness has slammed Liverpool's display in their victory over Chelsea in the Super Cup, claiming that it's their worst defensive performance of Jurgen Klopp's reign.

Liverpool beat Frank Lampard's side in a shootout after the match ended 2-2 after 120 minutes in Istanbul on Wednesday evening.

Souness believes Chelsea played the better football during their clash against the Champions League holders and has criticized Liverpool for their defensive organization as they defeat Manchester City in the Community Shield earlier this month.

'Liverpool have been sloppy throughout the game and it's just so tired,' Souness told Virgin Media Sport Ireland.

They were playing with a line and they were playing in the European Football League.

Olivier Giroud opened the scoring for Chelsea in the Super Cup (Getty Images)

'Tonight, and in the two games they've been playing this season, the game against [Manchester] City at Wembley and against Norwich, in terms of holding a line, when you should hold it and when you should drop off, they've been hopeless in these three games.

Jurgen Klopp has been there. "And tonight, this is the worst. They were all over the place.

'And it can only be tired because they were doing it.

'One of the biggest problems they've had in three games [they] Norwich were getting in behind.

Tammy Abraham missed Chelsea's penalty in the shootout (AMA / Getty Images)

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'When you're ready to play the high line, when they're not fit they'll cheat a bit, they'll take the easy option, stand there and try to play offside.

'When they are all bang at it, they're fit, they'll get it right.

'This Liverpool team got that right nearly all the time last year, they were brilliant, organization was brilliant.

Souness says the Super Cup is the worst defensive performance of Jurgen Klopp's era (Getty Images)

'In the three games this year they've been all over the place.

They are a high-energy team, look at [Andy] Robertson, did you see him cross the halfway line with any real vigor or enthusiasm, determination, athleticism? No. On the other side … nothing. Nothing from the wide areas.

'Liverpool, I'm not seeing a Liverpool that resembles the liverpool we saw last season.'

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