Graeme Souness names the one remaining ‘dangerous game’ standing between Liverpool and the …


The Scot believes Liverpool will see off Cardiff and Huddersfield easily (Picture: Getty)

Graeme Souness believes Liverpool have one last major hurdle to overcome if they are to win the Premier League title after seeing off Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday.

Goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah secured a 2-0 win for the Merseysiders that returned them to top spot in the table, though they have played a game more than title rivals Manchester City.

Next up, Liverpool face Cardiff and Huddersfield, but it is the subsequent game against Newcastle – and old boss Rafa Benitez – that Souness predicts will decide the destination of the title.

Top scorer Salah was on target again as Liverpool saw off Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

‘I think, looking at them, the dangerous game for City is the United game. Derby games notoriously hard to predict,’ the Scot told Sky Sports. ‘And the dangerous game for Liverpool, for me, is Newcastle away.

‘I think the next game takes care of itself, Cardiff. Although they will want to go to war, Cardiff, they’ll be fighting for their lives, I think Liverpool – given the back four and midfield they have – will deal with that, and then the three guys up front have got a goal or two.

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‘I think Huddersfield takes care of itself, they’re already thinking about next season. For me the Newcastle one is a worry.

‘The way Rafa sets his team up, you can see he’s quite happy to sit back, absorb the pressure and try and catch them on the break.

Souness believes a trip to St James’ Park is Liverpool’s last big hurdle (Picture: Getty)

‘Tactically he’s very, very good and the support up there will be right up for that game, they’ll want to put a spoke in it.

‘And then ideally you’d have been wanting Wolves to get to the cup final so their minds would have been somewhere else. We’ve seen against big teams they do well.

‘But for me it’s Liverpool at Newcastle and City at Old Trafford. They are the games that will decide this league.’

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