Graeme Souness compares Liverpool FC to iconic FC Barcelona team

The Liverpool FC legend compares Jurgen Klopp's attack to a famous FC Barcelona trio

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Graeme Souness has likened Liverpool FC’s front three to FC Barcelona’s iconic attack under Pep Guardiola.

The Reds have made a promising start to the Premier League season following five successive top-flight victories.

Liverpool FC made the trip to Wembley fresh from victories over West Ham United, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur represented Liverpool FC’s sternest test in the Premier League so far but the Reds eased to a comprehensive win.

Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino sealed a three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have already scored a combined eight goals in the Merseyside outfit’s opening five Premier League fixtures.

The trio were in devastating form in the 2017-18 season to help Liverpool FC reach the Champions League final and secure a top-four finish.

Former Liverpool FC captain Souness likened the Liverpool FC attack to FC Barcelona’s legendary trio of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

“You go back to Barcelona at their very best, you sat back and enjoyed their passing and moving football with their magicians like (Lionel) Messi and (Andres) Iniesta and Xavi – but it was easy to overlook their work-rate,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“It’s the same with this Liverpool team. You admire the goals and creativity but can overlook the intensity they play with when they don’t have the ball. If they can keep it going, whoever finishes in front of them this season will win the league.

“The front three put the ball under pressure every minute. They nick the ball high up the pitch, they hunt in packs and they all know what they are doing.

“They are all a goal threat but in this game they showed another side and worked their socks off. You can say Tottenham didn’t play well but a fundamental reason for that is they weren’t given any time and space to play.”

Liverpool FC are in second place in the Premier League table and level on points with current leaders Chelsea FC.

The Reds have finished in fourth place in the last two seasons to ensure their continued participation in the Champions League.

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