Souness doubts Liverpool’s centre-back options this season


Pundit and Liverpool cult hero Graeme Souness doubts Liverpool’s centre-back options this season as he is not a big fan of Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez.

Writing on the Daily Mail, Souness doubts both Konate and Gomez cannot push Reds to next level. The pundit also suggested that manager Jurgen Klopp cannot trust Joel Matip to be consistently fit due to his growing age.

Liverpool have started their season on high note as they are currently unbeaten in Premier League this season. Reds changes their midfield completely for this campaign, but defence still remains area of concern for Jurgen Klopp.

Souness also reckons the fact that Reds needs to strengthen their back-line in future as they their current defenders lacks quality. He wrote in the Daily Mail:-

“I still think they need another centre half, alongside Virgil van Dijk.

“Jurgen can’t be sure Joel Matip will be consistently fit.

“And I’m not sure Joe Gomez or Ibrahima Konate are consistent enough to hold that place in a team looking to win the Premier League and ultimately the Champions League.

“They had 20-year-old Jarell Quansah making his debut at Wolves.”

It’s fair bought assessment by Graeme Souness as Liverpool has looked shaky at the back this season. Reds have conceded early first-half goals quite often as they lack steadiness at the back-line.

However, Liverpool’s new looked midfield has been the main attraction this season. Reds have done well after two of their main players joined Saudi Pro League this summer.

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