Liverpool trio exposed and bullied against Chelsea – Reds Legend

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has slammed club midfielders for their role 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Liverpool through Saido Mane and Mo Salah raced to a 2-0 lead but they were pegged back with strikes from Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic.

The Reds were passerby for the most part of the game in the second half and Graeme Souness explained the reason for his with proofs.

‘Chelsea bossed midfield today. Liverpool have a great success by pushing up, all three parts of the team all being in contact with each other,’ he said.

‘It only works when the midfield of Liverpool are putting the opposition under pressure, every time they get the ball and keeping the midfielders’ head down and the strikers’ head down and you can’t hold a high line.

‘In the Liverpool teams I played in we knew there would be half a dozen times where we’d get caught by holding a high line that might cost you a goal but the advantages over the rest of the season by playing that way you win more games than lose.

‘Liverpool this year, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and James Milner were not at the races today.

‘They were bossed and bullied by Chelsea’s midfield.

‘The possession stats tell you that, 130 more passes tells you that and it wasn’t the Liverpool we’ve seen the last three or four years where they bully teams.

‘Liverpool need more of a maestro in there, Thiago is certainly a better footballer than what they have but by doing that you lose that in momentum in terms of pressing and being on the front foot.

‘They were exposed today Liverpool by the midfield not really managing to control Chelsea.’

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