Anfield hero warns 'cute' Chelsea: 'dangerous' PSG like Liverpool…

Free-scoring Liverpool remind Graeme Souness of Chelsea's opponents in the Champions League - Paris Saint Germain.

It's one of the most uttered cliches in football, but when the draw for the quarter-final of the Champions League is drawn, there are no easy match-ups.

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are rightly touted as the tournament favourites, but even Atletico Madrid could spring a surprise, Chelsea and Manchester United have great experience in the competition and Borussia Dortmund are last season's finalists.

Speaking about the opponents Chelsea drew, a three-time recipient of a European Cup winner's medal with Liverpool - Graeme Souness - said on Sky Sports: "This is one of the better draws Chelsea could have got in the last eight of the Champions League… but then you look at the quality in the Paris Saint-Germain team."

The Parc des Princes is home to a number of stars including Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Yohan Cabaye, Maxwell, Thiago Motta, Alex, Blaise Matuidi, the young and gifted Adrien Rabiot and Hervin Ongenda while their attack is filled with greats such as Ezequiel Lavezzi.

But there's more: "When you have Zaltan Ibrahimovic and Edison Cavani up front you don't have to play well to win games. I said the same about Liverpool on Super Sunday because when you've two quality players in attack, such as Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, the other nine players can have a miserable day and those forwards can win games for you.

"I would describe PSG in the same way as I would describe Liverpool right now and that makes them a very dangerous team."

What may end up separating PSG and Chelsea is the experience in regularly kitting out against fellow quality teams, as Souness remarks: "There is a feeling out there that the French league is not the strongest, which is correct, so the question is can this team make the jump from an ordinary domestic league into the big league of the Champions League? There is still a question mark about how good PSG are, but this is a dangerous game for Chelsea no matter what way you look at it.

"The hype is all on PSG and, of course, Jose Mourinho is very cute and clever. He has played down his team's chances of winning both the Premier League and Champions League this year, but privately he will think he can win it. He has spoken of his team as a "little horse", but I think a lot of coaches would like to be riding that little horse. I think the vast majority of managers in the world would like to be the jockey on top of that nag!"

"[Outside of their strikers] the rest of his team is fabulous and they're only going to get better, but he's used to having class players going forward; he had Didier Drogba in his previous time at Chelsea and at Real Madrid he had Cristiano Ronaldo. Right now he's got nobody anywhere near that level.

"They are relying on the creative players to get them goals from midfield. Their top scorer in the Premier League is Eden Hazard with 14 goals. Contrast that with Ibrahimovic, who has got 25 league goals or Suarez who has 29 league goals.

"That's why he's saying he's got a little horse - but that little horse is still an Arab stallion that's capable of winning a lot of races."

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