Sky Sports pundit identifies one area where Liverpool FC need to improve

The Liverpool FC legend is critical of their lack of creativity in the middle of the park during Sunday's goalless draw at Old Trafford

Graeme Souness
Former Liverpool FC star Graeme Souness (Photo: Sky Sports)

Graeme Souness believes Liverpool FC are lacking creativity in midfield after Sunday’s stalemate at Manchester United.

The Premier League leaders were held to a frustrating goalless draw with the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool FC maintained control of the Premier League clash but Jurgen Klopp’s side rarely threatened David De Gea’s goal.

Manchester United endured a challenging 90 minutes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lost Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard to injury.

Liverpool FC were unable to capitalise on the home side’s injury problems to leave Old Trafford with just a point.

Xherdan Shaqiri is Liverpool FC’s top-scoring midfield player this term but the Swiss playmaker failed to change the game despite his introduction with 19 minutes to go.

Former Liverpool FC captain Souness highlighted the Merseyside outfit’s lack of creativity in midfield as a real issue for Klopp.

“Ultimately they did not have enough imagination or creativity in midfield,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“Liverpool’s midfielders have scored six goals this year. That is not enough if you’re going to win the league.

“I thought they dominated the ball up until the 18-yard box. I reckon with 64 per cent of the ball coming to Old Trafford you’ve played well.

“I think Liverpool can only play one way. They try to win every game they play in. They’re over-reliant on the front-three. I come back to the goals from midfield.”

Liverpool FC signed Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the 2018 summer transfer window.

Guinea international Naby Keita linked up with his new Liverpool FC team-mates after the Merseyside outfit agreed a £48m fee with RB Leipzig.

Shaqiri arrived in a cut price £13.5m deal from relegated Stoke City to add more firepower to Klopp’s team.

Liverpool FC will welcome Watford to Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday night.

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