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Graeme Souness says Liverpool don't have a weakness

The Liverpool legend told Sky Sports that he doesn’t think his former club has an obvious weakness for opposition teams to exploit.

The Reds are top of the Premier League table and through to the semifinals of the Champions League final where they will face Leo Messi’s Barcelona.

Souness said: “If you are going to be champions, you have to deal with challenges in different ways. They looked like a composed team.

“They are now a team without a weakness.”

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While there is no doubt Liverpool are not flawless, they are now a team that opposition teams really struggle to get a result against due to their lack of an easily exploitable weakness.

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Until January 2018, Liverpool’s backline was its biggest flaw and it was something other Premier League teams used to target.

Dejan Lovren’s rash decisions and tendency to fly into challenges that he really didn’t need to were things other managers would tell their players to expose.

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Now, however, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip developing a very solid partnership at the heart of Liverpool’s defence, it’s difficult to pinpoint a weakness at the back.

Until recently, there seemed to be serious issues in central midfield but Klopp moved Henderson forward to play as a no.8 and brought Naby Keita back into the starting XI.

There was an immediate effect, with Liverpool possessing more attacking intent and ability to breakdown defensive teams after appearing to struggle previously.

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Liverpool’s biggest asset is Jurgen Klopp. The German proved that he is among the best in Europe during his time as Borussia Dortmund manager and has reminded people of his talents.

What he has shown in particular the last few months is his ability to overcome challenges in order to get his side to perform at crucial intervals.

If Liverpool win anything this season, he is the first person that should come in for praise.

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