“[Liverpool] play well against the big guys and slip up against the lesser lights. When I played for Liverpool, Manchester United were like Liverpool are now,” Souness wrote.
“Against the big clubs, [United] would turn up, but they would suffer daft defeats and draws against the also-rans.
“If you are going to win this league, that’s something you have to get right. We were constantly reminded of that at Liverpool when we were either European champions or defending league champions.”
No one needs a reminder of how many ‘daft defeats’ Liverpool has suffered this season. We probably need even less of a reminder of how many incredible victories and draws Liverpool has had this season (although that would be a nicer list to run through). The last game against Manchester City was definitely on the latter list.
Souness believes that — if Liverpool can maintain the same form we saw against City — a top four finish may just be at hand.
“The match between Manchester City and Liverpool seven days ago was a cracker,” Souness said . “If they get anywhere near those heights in their remaining games, both teams will finish in the top four.”
Here’s hoping that Liverpool can keep it up for the rest of the season.