Graeme Souness hails 'special' Liverpool trio and pays tribute to Jurgen Klopp


Graeme Souness has heaped praise upon Liverpool’s attacking trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, while also hailing the “marvellous” job Jurgen Klopp has done at the club.

The Reds were on the verge of winning their first ever Premier League title when the season was suspended last month amid the coronavirus crisis, and had dropped just four points during the whole campaign.

Their sensational form was down in no small part to their fearsome front line, and speaking to Sky Sports Souness said: “Mo Salah might score the most goals but it would be totally wrong to say this side’s attack is just about him.

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“He’s one of three very special players. I love watching Roberto Firmino play. A couple of years ago, I likened him to Kenny Dalglish. He’s like a big cat walking through the jungle waiting for an opportunity to do damage.

“His radar is on all the time and he’s got a great football brain, whereas Salah and Sadio Mane, they will catch your eye more because they are direct and they score more goals. It’s so important to have those players, those goal-getters who can get you 25 in a season.”

Souness also lauded Klopp, and compared him to some of Liverpool’s greatest ever managers.

“He is a great fit for Liverpool because he feels the emotion of the place,” he continued.

“Liverpool is an extremely emotional football club, with its history, its tragedies. You get that emotion when you go to Anfield and hear You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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“He is the polar opposite of what Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan were. Bob didn’t speak a great deal. With Joe, you had to lean in to hear what he was saying.

“Jurgen is more like Bill Shankly, who was a great communicator, a showman and the leader of the pack.

“Bob didn’t want to be anywhere near the leader of the pack and neither did Joe. They were happy to be in the background rather than leading from the front.

“Jurgen is different, but he understands the club and he has done the most marvellous job.”





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