Graeme Souness: What is really encouraging about Liverpool

The former Liverpool captain is encouraged by Jurgen Klopp's record against the title rivals

Graeme Souness says he is encouraged by Liverpool’s record against the Premier League’s top five clubs after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp started the Premier League clash unbeaten against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur since taking over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015.

Liverpool broke the deadlock in the first half after vice-captain James Milner scored from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba handled the ball from the midfielder’s corner in David De Gea’s box.

The Merseyside outfit appeared to be heading for three points at Old Trafford before Manchester United summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised with a header six minutes from time.

Former Liverpool captain Souness has been impressed with Klopp’s ability to pick up points against their closest rivals in the title race.

“It’s really encouraging. It’s saying you’re a match and more for the teams that are liable to be challenging for the title. Big games take care of themselves,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“It’s just in the lesser games that players have to get themselves up to that level. Liverpool have to be encouraged by the way they played.”

Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 21 games so far.

The Reds will travel to Plymouth in the FA Cup third round on Wednesday night.

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