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Graeme Souness ‘nearly crashed car’ after hearing Martin Keown’s take

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Graeme Souness claims he nearly crashed his car after listening to Martin Keown’s comments about his former Liverpool side.

The former Scotland legend, couldn’t resist phoning into talkSPORT after hearing Keown criticise Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson’s defence during a broadcast back in 2021.




Keown was speaking about the impact of the back-pass rule and suggesting it had greatly improved the game because players like Hansen and Lawrenson would regularly waste time by passing back to goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

Despite being behind the wheel at the time, a furious Souness rang up to challenge Keown – nearly crashing his car, reports the Mirror.

The former Scotland midfielder starred alongside Hansen and Lawrenson in the Liverpool side that dominated English football during the 1980s.

He explained: “I nearly crashed my car, Martin, after what you said.

“I understand there have been improvements to the game, without a shadow of a doubt, but I totally disagree with you in terms of Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson.

“You could’ve picked any other partnership that was playing football at that time and called them out on what they would do by going back to the goalkeeper at every opportunity when put under pressure.

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