Graeme Souness believes Liverpool’s most difficult remaining fixture will be against Newcastle United.

Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to the top of the Premier League table with a convincing 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

But Souness thinks the game against Rafa Benitez’s side could yet prove to be a stumbling block for the Reds.

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“I think, looking at them, the dangerous game for City is the United game. Derby games notoriously hard to predict,” Souness said. “And the dangerous game for Liverpool, for me, is Newcastle away.

“I think the next game takes care of itself, Cardiff. Although they will want to go to war, Cardiff, they’ll be fighting for their lives, I think Liverpool – given the back four and midfield they have – will deal with that, and then the three guys up front have got a goal or two.

“I think Huddersfield takes care of itself, they’re already thinking about next season. For me the Newcastle one is a worry.

“The way Rafa sets his team up, you can see he’s quite happy to sit back, absorb the pressure and try and catch them on the break.

“Tactically he’s very, very good and the support up there will be right up for that game, they’ll want to put a spoke in it.

“And then ideally you’d have been wanting Wolves to get to the cup final so their minds would have been somewhere else. We’ve seen against big teams they do well.

“But for me it’s Liverpool at Newcastle and City at Old Trafford. They are the games that will decide this league.”

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