Graeme Souness is not afraid to make his feelings clear as a pundit on Sky Sports – and sometimes he doesn’t even need to speak to get his point across.
Souness told us he “never really liked” his hardman tag as a player, but it would be fair to say he wasn’t one to sit back and watch when he didn’t like what he was seeing around him on the pitch.
And absolutely nothing has changed since he moved to the studio…
Asked by David Jones whether he thought Liverpool had played well in their 0-0 draw at Manchester United, Souness was complimenting the visitors when he spotted Jones’ face.
And he didn’t like what he saw.
“Why are you looking at me like that?” 🙀
Graeme Souness, please don’t ever change 😂 pic.twitter.com/AKx0eYC5g4
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) February 24, 2019
Jones has actually become something of an expert at dodging Souness’ pointed questions. It comes with experience.
— adam (@lfcads2001) September 2, 2018
Watching Souness react to the comments of Jamie Redknapp has become something of a spectator sport in itself.
Their arguments over Paul Pogba are particularly fun – and this was a sensational zinger from Souness when suggesting the Man Utd midfielder should have been sent off against Tottenham.
“If the referee doesn’t see that as a foul, then he knows nothing about football either”.
Souness even managed to get annoyed by Redknapp when he drew Liverpool to face Chelsea in the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2014.
If looks could kill.
Souness has agreed with Redknapp at least once before in fairness, causing quite the stir in the studio when describing Pogba as “really good”.
Jamie Redknapp’s reaction to Graeme Souness praising Paul Pogba. 😂 pic.twitter.com/vitjpJSg0f
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) October 28, 2018
Souness does not like being interrupted. “I’M TALKING!”
Seriously, he doesn’t like it.
To be fair to Souness, this was quite rude.
Graeme Souness is interrupted by Thierry Henry & Gary Neville, and so he plans their gruesome deaths…😂 pic.twitter.com/fq3zyqWhEe
— Rob Clothier (@tfRob1892) April 30, 2018
We’re not entirely sure what annoyed Souness here: Simon Thomas suggesting Wayne Rooney could play in the US, Gary Neville’s reaction to the suggestion, or the fact that he wasn’t allowed to butt in.
Probably all three.
— David Stafford (@davestafford24) September 24, 2016
Souness is not a fan of modern football terminology.
— Best of Football (@BestofFootball8) February 3, 2019
Souness certainly doesn’t reserve his disdain for presenters and pundits. He particularly enjoys laying into Arsenal – and unsurprisingly is not a fan of Mesut Ozil.
What did Mesut Ozil do to Graeme Souness? claims he doesn’t show real ‘passion’ 🙄 pic.twitter.com/Eauc6OO7sl
— Turkish Football (@Turkish_Futbol1) October 28, 2018
“Stay on your feet, you fool”.
— DOUGHBOY (@49gunsalute) April 29, 2018
This will get you thinking more than you expect.
Gerrard’s 38 seconds against Man Utd were great.
None of these have won a full cap yet,
One of football’s enigmas.
If Héctor Bellerín can get on it, so can these.
“Jadon was fearless on the pitch.”
Featuring one player going for CL glory.
Featuring some impressive names.
Would you go this far to show you love your club?
Jonathan Franks can’t get much further north.