Souness criticises Mane and other ‘armchair’ Liverpool stars

Date published: Thursday 16th July 2020 8:09


Graeme Souness has criticised Sadio Mane and Liverpool for a lack of intensity against Arsenal.

Virgil van Dijk and Alisson were at fault at Arsenal came from behind to win 2-1 at the Emirates, after Mane opened the scoring.

Mistakes from two of Liverpool’s most consistent performers was unusual, as was the jovial response from Mane following a clash with Rob Holding, according to Souness.

FEATURE: 16 Conclusions: Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool

“It’s not Liverpool, is it? You asked me before what we were gonna get from Liverpool and I don’t know,” he told Sky Sports at half-time.

“I’ll come back to it; you can’t explain why you just drop off the pace. You’ve never seen Virgil van Dijk make anything remotely like that mistake in two years, but they’ve won the league comfortably.

“They’re waiting to get their hands on the trophy – but they’re not at it. Fabinho, two or three times tonight, has given it away cheaply, which he doesn’t do usually.

“Mane has had a bit of a wrestle with Holding a couple of times. Coming off, Mane’s got a big smile on his face. In normal circumstances, Mane goes to war with you. He’s not smiling at you.

“He can’t wait until the second-half starts again to get at you. They’re in their armchairs.”


We could not keep away from the camera for long so we made a Football365 Isolation Show. Watch it, subscribe and share until we get back in the studio/pub and produce something a little slicker…

More Related Articles