Graeme Souness disagrees with referee’s decision to award Chelsea a penalty against Sheffield United

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Liverpool legend Graeme Souness seems to have a personal issue with Chelsea forward Timo Werner.

Souness has accused Werner of dangerous play against Sheffield United and insists the referee was wrong to award Chelsea a penalty.

“He makes no attempt to avoid the goalkeeper coming in, he could have damaged the goalkeeper big time there,” ex-Liverpool captain Graeme Souness said on Sky Sports.

“He’s run into him because he sees he has overhit it and he’s not getting the ball and he’s just touched. He could have really damaged the goalkeeper here. Fortunately for the goalkeeper it wasn’t the kneecap that caught him, it was his thigh.

“I don’t know what to say about penalties and referees anymore,” he added. “I hate using ‘the modern game’ it suggests we are playing a totally different game nowadays. I’l put it this way, that is the kind of play that has crept into our football.

“People will call it cute, simulation… he’s ran into him today. And the biggest problem I have with that is he made no attempt to avoid the goalkeeper, he ran into him and he could have badly damaged him.

“If he’d caught him with his knee [Ramsdale] would have been in hospital. Fortunately, he caught him with his thigh. You can call it cute, I see it as really dangerous play.”

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