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Souness: ‘the front three didn’t look dangerous today’

Mon 18 January 2021 | 10:00

Graeme Souness has believed Liverpool’s front three have lost their spark.


have three goalless games in the

Premier League

which are strange as scoring has rarely been an issue for them.

Most of the time,

Mohamed Salah

has led the way and he has even become a two-time Golden Boot winner at Anfield.


Graeme Souness

has come to believe that the Reds’ front three have lost their spark after their 0-0 draw against

Manchester United


“They’re defending the Premier League title. I think when you’re a manager, you have selective memory, you only remember the good stuff. The good stuff today for Liverpool was that they played football as they’ve been playing football, a makeshift center-back pair that were fabulous,” Souness said.

“I think they got exposed as the game went on when the midfield in front of them stopped pressing as intensely as they had been.

“For me, the obvious downside is that the front three didn’t look dangerous today. Is that because Liverpool had so much of the ball and pushed the United defense back and they were on the 18-yard line, so there weren't the areas to run in?

“They got back behind the ball very quickly, United, and give them great credit for that. They came here with a defensive head on, they were getting defensive jobs for people who don’t usually think like that, I’m thinking of (Bruno) Fernandes and (Paul) Pogba. So, they did a number on Liverpool.

“From Liverpool’s perspective, I think the manager will be happy. They’re sitting third in the league, they haven’t reached the heights of the last three years, he’ll be happy if that turns.

“Trying to be a neutral, the Liverpool trio (Salah, Mane, and Firmino) didn’t get me on the edge of the seat, and nine times out of 10, they do.

“There was an incident in the second half when Salah could’ve gone one-on-one with (Luke) Shaw, but he chose to come in and take the easy option. I think that says a lot about his performance today.”

Their next clash is against Burnley on Thursday.

source: SportMob