Liverpool players get hammered by former Anfield star

Midfielders Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum have been bashed by former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders for their performance in the trip to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Jurgen Klopp took his team to France knowing that at least a draw was very much-needed in order to avoid a desperate situation of having to beat Napoli at all cost in the final game of the group stage.

But it turned out to be a frustrating night for the Reds who conceded two goals in the first half which did enough damage even though James Milner pulled a goal back for the away side.

As a result, former Liverpool man Dean Saunders has suggested that Milner and two other players in the team’s midfield were not pulling their weight in clash with PSG.

“Verratti dominated the midfield. It was Henderson, Wijnaldum and Milner in the midfield and they just looked a bit short,” said Saunders “I thought they got found out a little bit.

“If you’re going to be brutally honest, they’re just lacking a bit of class, the three of them. Milner, great professional, having a great season but he’s not a central midfield player really. Henderson has got a brilliant attitude but the two of them can’t run a game of football. Wijnaldum can’t run a game of football.

“Paul Scholes could. Roy Keane could. Paul Ince could, Lampard, Gerrard, they could. (Liverpool’s trio) got a bit outclassed.”