Souness says Liverpool has to win all matches to be champions

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool scores his team's second goal under pressure from Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool scores his team's second goal under pressure from Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on February 9, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Reds are currently in second place of the English Premier League table with 65 points behind Manchester City.

Manchester City is currently in first place of the English Premier League table with 65 points.

Liverpool has the same number of points but it’s in the second position because they have one game less played than the Citizens.

And for former professional Scottish midfielder Graeme Souness, the only way the Reds can win the EPL championship is to win all of their matches.

“City were ruthless and they were devastating and they were clinical – and at the other end, Chelsea weren’t,” he told Sky Sports.

“If you look at the match statistics and ask someone who’s not seen the game how they think it ended up, they’re never going to say it was 6-0.”

“City were fabulous. I don’t know how to describe it. I watched the first five minutes and thought Chelsea were going to have a real go but then they conceded a goal, then they conceded a bad goal,” he continued.

“City have put a marker down today. Liverpool are going to have to win every single game to win this league. City have the bit between their teeth right now.”

“The way Liverpool beat Bournemouth [on Saturday] doesn’t confirm they’re back at their best,” Souness commented.

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“But that result for City has confirmed after their hiccup, they’re saying: ‘We’re bang at it, this is how we’re going to finish the season’.”

“If that is their form between now and the end of the season, Liverpool have to win every game. That’s what they’re looking at,” he added.

“City today have won 6-0 and you’re thinking, with it being nearly 50/50 in possession, were they that good? Yeah, I think they were in the areas that mattered.”

“When they came to defend, they defended properly as a unit and individually. Up front, they were getting goals, albeit through some mistakes from Chelsea,” the Scottish footballer added.

“City have had their rollicking off their manager and they’ve had their points dropped. They’re going to take some stopping if that’s their mood between now and the end.”