Souness claimed this was the best Reds side he’s seen since they last won a league title in 1990 earlier this week
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has compared the current crop of Reds players to that of Barcelona at their very best.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have made a perfect start to their season with five wins from five games – their most recent triumph coming at Tottenham’s expense after beating them 2-1 at Wembley.
Goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino either side of half-time helped the Reds see out the result despite Erik Lamela’s stoppage-time strike.
And Souness, who claimed the current squad was the best Liverpool team he’s seen since they last won a league title in 1990 earlier this week, had even more praise for his former club after the Spurs game.
Speaking as a pundit for Sky Sports, Souness said: “You go back to Barcelona at their very best, you enjoyed their passing and moving football with their magicians like Messi and Iniesta – but it was easy to overlook their work rate.
“It’s the same with this Liverpool team. If they can keep this intensity going, whoever finishes in front of them this season will win the league.
“This is the best Liverpool team since they won the league.
“I think they’ve got a great chance to win the league. City are fabulous, they’ve got equally fabulous players, and I think it’ll be nip and tuck all the way through if that’s the intensity Liverpool can play with.”
After coming through arguably their biggest test in the league so far the Reds get their Champions League campaign underway when they face Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield on Tuesday night.