Sky Sports pundit: Liverpool FC are composed and polished
Graeme Souness praises Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool FC team after their 2-0 win over Cardiff City
Graeme Souness has lauded Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool FC team as “composed and polished” after they kept their title bid on track with a 2-0 win at Cardiff on Sunday.
The Reds sealed a comfortable victory in Wales to keep up their push for the title and remain two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table having played one game less.
Liverpool FC have been the Premier League’s standout performers this season along with Manchester City and the title race looks set to go down to the wire.
The Merseyside outfit have been earning lots of praise for their improved performances this season, especially in defence.
And former Liverpool FC star Souness says that he has been impressed by the way the Reds have been performing in recent weeks as they prepare for their home clash against Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Friday night.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday after the win over Cardiff City, Souness said: “If you’re going to be champions you’ve got to deal with the challenges that come along in many different ways.
“I think today they looked like a composed, polished team. They were patient, they didn’t try and force it. It wasn’t a great pitch to play on, playing under a lot of pressure and I thought they were fabulous.
“OK, they weren’t at their slick passing best but they were still a fabulous team today and I think they showed a maturity as well – ‘we believe in what we’re doing, we’re not going to rush this and eventually someone will come up with something for us’ – and that is how it panned out.
“They were very polished [against Cardiff].
“It was only a matter of time. When you’re that good as a team and you’ve got that many special players, the threat’s not coming from just one area. It could be a set piece with [Virgil] van Dijk, it could be a piece of magic from one of the front three.
“But the threat comes from so many places that they know, ‘keep a clean sheet, keep doing the things that have got us the results over the last nine months and it will come’ and that’s how they played today.
“I think they’ve got over their nervy moments, they certainly had them against Spurs and a couple of games before that. I think they’ve dropped that now, I think they’re playing with a composure and a belief.
“They should be, they are a team without a weakness. If you’re setting up against them, where do you think you can expose them? I think you’re struggling to come up with any weaknesses in their team.”
Manchester City will aim to win their game in hand when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
The Red Devils head into the game in dire form, having lost six of their last eight games in all competitions and having lost 4-0 to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.