Was he that unsuccesful at Liverpool? I always got the feeling he didn't set the world on fire, but wasn't terrible or anything.
He wasn't unsuccessful as such, but wasn't the new Dalglish or Beardsley replacement we hoped. Scored two goals against Man United, but didn't really make a massive impression, with just nine goals in total.
It's one of those big "what ifs" - Platini and Houllier recommended Cantona to Souness, but he didn't want players who would cause him problems, so signed Clough instead. He joins the legions of players Souness thought weren't good enough for Liverpool, like Keane and Pallister. He thought Istvan Kozma, Dean Saunders and Torben Piechnik were far superior.