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Graeme Souness has claimed that Liverpool faced collapse on Sunday due to the dominance of Chelsea’s midfield over the Reds’ James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
Thiago Alcantara was out of action with an injury, while the club trio started during the 2 – 2 draw with Thomas Tuchel’s side.
“Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and James Milner were not at the races today,” Souness told Sky Sports.
“They were bossed and bullied by Chelsea’s midfield. It wasn’t the Liverpool we’re seeing of the last three, four years where they bullied teams.
“Liverpool need more of a maestro in there, they go and get Thiago which is certainly better than what they’ve had.
“But doing that you lose that momentum in terms of pressing, being aggressive and always on the front foot.
“They were exposed today Liverpool by the midfield not really being able to manage Chelsea’s midfield. You always felt as if Liverpool were on the back foot.”