Graeme Souness claims only one Manchester United player gets in Liverpool’s team
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 16, 2023 - 09:52PM
Bruno Fernandes is the only Manchester United player who gets in Liverpool’s current side, says Graeme Souness (Getty)

believes is the only player who would get into current XI under .

Liverpool currently sit a point clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League ahead of their clash with United at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

United, meanwhile, crashed out of Europe this week following their 1-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich which resulted in Erik ten Hag’s side finishing bottom of their Champions League group.

In the Premier League, Ten Hag’s men are 10 points behind Liverpool and Souness believes the is also a significant gap between both sets of players.

‘It might not be 7-0 on Sunday, but I’m convinced once again that Liverpool will beat . Why? Because they have the better players in every position,’ Souness wrote in his column for .

‘Tell me, who would Liverpool take from Man United? , perhaps. I think he would be a star in Liverpool’s team, because he has all the qualities you need to be a top player. Right now, however, there is something missing from his game.

Liverpool are currently one point clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League (Getty)

‘That is why, from the 22 who line up at kick-off, I’d say the best 11 players will all be in the red of the home team. That was the reason for my confidence in March when, before the game and live on Sky, one or two maybe smiled when I said Liverpool would win by two or three goals. In the end, I was wrong – it was seven! And according to afterwards, Liverpool didn’t play well.’

Souness added: ‘Liverpool have so many players competing to get on the scoresheet. Man United are relying on more than anyone else, and he’s a holding midfielder by trade!

‘Goals change the whole atmosphere in a football club. They can camouflage shortcomings. You don’t have to play well every week to win matches if you have goalscorers, and that’s where Liverpool are at right now.

‘I would make them joint favourites with Manchester City to win the Premier League. They’ve got players who have done it before, and that helps enormously. They know how it’s won. Add that experience to those goals and they will be right there. They are a very, very dangerous team, for any opponent.

‘Contrast that with Man United. They have only beaten opposition currently in the bottom half – other than Fulham, who have jumped to 10th in recent weeks.

‘They’re in the top six but without looking capable of beating anyone up there with them, and it’s only sides in the bottom six who have scored less than them.’


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