The England international sees himself as a central midfielder rather than a wide player, and according to the reports, that played a huge influence in his decision to join the Merseysiders.
“Today, £30-40m is buying you a good player, but not a top man,” Souness wrote in The Sunday Times.
“He sees himself dropping the shoulder and going past people in the central midfield area. I don’t see him as a wing-back either. He is the wrong shape for it.”