Graeme Souness: The difference between Liverpool and Man United

The former Liverpool midfielder bemoans the lack of options on Jurgen Klopp's bench

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Graeme Souness believes Manchester United have a slight advantage over Liverpool.

The Red Devils are looking to overhaul Jurgen Klopp’s side in the top-four race as the bitter rivals look to secure the final Champions League spot.

Manchester United moved to within three points of third-placed Liverpool after an impressive 2-0 win against Sean Dyche’s Burnley side at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool failed to restore the seven-point advantage after Christian Benteke scored either side of half-time to secure a 2-1 win for Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Spanish defender Alberto Moreno was the only recognised first-team player on the bench with Klopp relying on the club’s Academy to bolster his options.

Manchester United, on the other hand, were able to call upon Marcus Rashford, Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the second half at Burnley.

Speaking to Sky Sports about the difference between Liverpool and Manchester United, Souness said:

“When they were huffing and puffing and had all the ball but nothing was happening for them, you’re thinking go on and make a substitution. But they had nothing on the bench.

“Manchester United have better options.”

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Manchester United can move level on points with third-placed Liverpool with a win against their derby rivals Manchester City on Thursday night.

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