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Souness: Next 25 years at Liverpool will be decided this summer

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has big fears for the future of his old club.

Souness, who won five league titles, three European Cups and four League Cups in his seven-year stay at Anfield, reckons the decisions Liverpool make in the next three months may well define their next 25 years.

Speaking with the Daily Star Sunday, Souness said: "That's how critical the current situation is for the club.

"Right now it sits teetering on arguably the most crucial tipping point of its entire history and I fear for its very future.

"The bigger picture is finding new owners who can put the club back on a sound financial footing but it's also crucial they find a safe pair of hands to take over the team from Rafa Benitez."

Souness warned: "Who the club would like and who they'll end up getting could be two very different things.

"For the first time since the Bill Shankly era, the Liverpool hot-seat isn't a job that all the big managers would want. In fact, most of them wouldn't touch it.

"The club is in debt, their squad of players is poor, they don't have a major stadium, they won't be playing Champions League football next year and there's no guarantee that Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres won't leave this summer."

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