By Emma Sanders
Former Liverpool ace, Graeme Souness has admitted he fears Jurgen Klopp’s side could run out of steam due to his high-intensity approach.
The comments made by the Sky Sports pundit came after Dutch fitness guru, Raymond Verheijen dished out criticism of the Liverpool manager.
Verheijen branded Klopp a ‘good coach’ but one who’s ‘methods are flawed’ and has openly criticised the German for his training methods.
However, Souness appears to agree with the Dutchman after he told the Sunday Times Liverpool may struggle later on in the season.
— Raymond Verheijen (@raymondverheije) October 17, 2016
“The danger of the aggressive approach of Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham, the top three sides for distance covered so far this season, is that you run out of steam,” said Souness.
“Whether it’s over 90 minutes or the course of the season. That happened to Tottenham last season and to Mauricio Pochettino’s teams at Espanyol.
“When I played at Liverpool, we didn’t carry a big squad and just ticked over during the week. You can do too much work on the training ground and have to be careful of that.”
Liverpool have made an emphatic start to the season, scoring 18 goals and claiming victories against Arsenal, Chelsea and Leicester City.
They currently sit in fourth position but could go joint top of the table with a victory against Manchester United on Monday night.
In other Liverpool news, a defeat against United could produce these damning statistics for Klopp’s side.