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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has hailed Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger for his aggression and for “bullying people”.
The Blues are serious title contenders this season, with the 28-year-old playing a huge role in the club’s success.
Souness believes that the French professional has changed a lot since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.
“Rüdiger has become more aggressive,” Souness told The Times.
“In the second-last league game of last season, against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea had lost the FA Cup final to them, he went through a few Leicester players in the first five minutes to put a marker down and now looks to be bullying people.
“He’s laying it on the line, saying, “Does anyone fancy taking me on?” and his team-mates are responding to that.”