Souness Reveals Why Teams Hate To Play Against Liverpool Just As Much As City

Souness Reveals Why Teams Hate To Play Against Liverpool Just As Much As City

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness is backing his former side to go on and win more trophies under Jurgen Klopp following their Champions League success.

The ex-midfielder believes the players that the Reds have in the middle of the park make them hard to play against, bullying their opponents with their physicality:

“If you asked any Premier League player who they don’t enjoy playing against, they may say that it’s hard to get the ball off City, but they would also admit that Liverpool bully you.”

“In James Milner, they have a quiet assassin and I don’t think I’d particularly enjoy playing against their midfield because they are on you all the time, they want to get physically involved with you – and they steamroller.”

“The fact they come after you with an intensity and never leave you alone is great for Liverpool’s back four. (Georginio) Wijnaldum, Fabinho, (Jordan) Henderson, ­Milner do a great job for the team. More success will come for them.”

Whether that will be enough to overhaul Manchester City next season, we shall have to wait and see. Liverpool have yet to make any serious moves in the transfer market this summer, with Sepp van den Berg the only signing so far.

With their title rivals having splashed out £62.5m on Atletico Madrid’s Rodri, there is some pressure from fans for the Reds to follow suit.

Klopp, though, seems to be happy with the players at his disposal, stating in recent days that the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana and Joe Gomez can be like new players heading into next season following their spells out injured.