Souness picks out three Liverpool stars currently letting Klopp down

Date published: Monday 18th January 2021 7:57

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness named three Liverpool players who are letting Jurgen Klopp down after the Reds made it four league games without a win on Sunday.

The reigning Premier League were held to a 0-0 draw by table-topping Manchester United at Anfield.

And they were perhaps fortunate to earn a point after Alisson produced two late stops to deny Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

The draw also meant the Reds have failed to score in their last three league outings, and Souness was quick to point the finger of blame.

He feels Liverpool’s front three lacked “sparkle” in the match, telling Sky Sports: “For me, looking at Liverpool as a Liverpool supporter and looking at where they’ve been for the last three years and where they are right now, it’s the front three.

“For me the front three – no sparkle, no real special moments for them.


“(Roberto) Firmino didn’t take part in the game a lot, (Mo) Salah didn’t skip past (Luke) Shaw once – who was, I would say, the best I’ve seen anyone handle Salah.”

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Henderson admits ‘final third’ the issue

Reds skipper Jordan Henderson also admitted that his side have struggled in the final third in recent games.

He told Sky: “We’re disappointed, of course. I thought we did enough to win the game, especially first half (we had) a lot of the ball, creating chances. We just couldn’t find the back of the net really but they had one or two chances as well to be fair to them.

“I thought they were dangerous on the counter-attack and had one or two chances. But overall I felt that we were the better team to win the game.

“(The final third) seems to be the problem at the minute. Just finding that little bit of luck to drop to someone and get a clean strike on it. Or it ricochets off someone and goes in.

“That can happen in football sometimes. You just got to keep working hard and keep going and that can change quickly.”

READ MORE: Klopp claims ‘no easy explanation’ for Liverpool goal drought


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