Souness also feels the competitive performance culture instilled by Klopp at Anfield is bringing the very best out of Liverpool’s players.
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“They are a team I don’t think anyone enjoys playing against because they are aggressive and they test every part of your game with the physicality and technique they all have,” he added.
“They play as a team. It’s unusual in the modern game but they have players who are willing to point fingers at team-mates if they are not at it. That makes them very, very strong.
“They are the team that no one enjoys playing against, people will say that about City in a different way. You have to be at your very best against them.”
‘Stones has potential to be among the best’
Laporte’s absence should give Stones a chance to have an extended run in Guardiola’s starting line-up.
Souness believes the England international has the potential to be among the best defenders in Europe if he can improve his decision making.
“[City] have to hope Stones and Otamendi can form a partnership.
“I think Stones is just missing something, whether it is his decision-making? He has the potential to be the best, better than all of them other than [Virgil] van Dijk.