Saturday 24 August 2019

'He is an accident waiting to happen' - Graeme Souness blasts Liverpool defender after second half collapse

Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (C) celebrates after Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino scored a goal on November 21, 2017 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERCRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Spanish defender Alberto Moreno (C) celebrates after Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino scored a goal on November 21, 2017 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC. / AFP PHOTO / CRISTINA QUICLERCRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
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Liverpool squandered a three-goal half time lead in Spain tonight to draw 3-3 with Sevilla in the Champions League, and Graeme Souness thinks Alberto Moreno is a big reason for the Reds' collapse.

The Spanish left back conceded a penalty in the second half for Sevilla's second goal, but was regularly caught out of possession throughout.

After the game on TV3, Souness and Neil Lennon were in agreement that Moreno was the biggest culprit in what was a terrible defensive display in the second 45 minutes.

"We highlighted him before a ball was kicked," Souness said.

"It is as if he doesn't understand the position. That is an incident where he comes into the middle of the pitch unnecessarily. Here is where he gives a free kick away unnecessarily. It was just clumsy. He never looks over his shoulder to see where the danger was coming.

"He frustrates the life out of me. I think he is an accident waiting to happen."

Liverpool can still win Group E if they beat Spartak Moscow at Anfield in two weeks, and a point will secure them at least second position, but Jurgen Klopp will rue missing the opportunity to wrap up proceedings with a matchday to spare.

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