Liverpool team news: Souness says Klavan and Moreno worry him

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14th Aug, 2016 | 6:26pm

Souness names the two players who worry him in Liverpool's backline

By Harvey Byrne

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has stated that defenders Alberto Moreno and Ragnar Klavan worry him in the Liverpool backline.

Jurgen Klopp’s side secured a thrilling 4-3 win against the Gunners thanks to two goals from Philippe Coutinho alongside Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane’s strikes to cancel out goals from Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers.

Moreno and Klavan were handed starts in the Reds match against Arsenal on Sunday, with the latter handed his competitive debut for the club.

However, former Liverpool boss Souness said pre-kick off that the defensive duo scare him.

“Klavan and Moreno worry me,” Souness said to Sky Sports’ Super Sunday programme when analysing at the Reds’ line-up.

The pair almost justified the Scottish pundit’s comment during the match, as the Spaniard gave away a penalty, while the duo were also part of a leaky defence which conceded three goals against an Arsenal side without Olivier Giroud.

Klavan, 30, moved to Anfield this summer in a £4.2million deal from German club FC Augsburg.

The experienced centre-back has been capped 112 times by his country, Estonia, but there are clearly still some doubts whether he can thrive in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Moreno, 24, has built up a reputation for being better at attacking, rather than his defensive duties from his full-back position since moving to England in 2014.

The three-time capped Spain international received great criticism during Liverpool’s Europa League final 3-1 defeat for his display at left-back.

In other Liverpool team news, Jurgen Klopp had a dig at Arsene Wenger ahead of their Premier League clash.