Graeme Souness turns 62 today, and to celebrate the Scottish legend, we take a look at the best XI Scots to ever play in England.
Despite never having much joy on the international stage, Souness was a key figure during the Tartan Army’s heyday of the 1970’s and ’80’s. A tough tackling midfielder who won every available trophy with Liverpool, Souness is rightfully lauded as one of Scotland’s greats.
Celtic and Rangers may have had their fair share of players who won international praise, but the best of the best moved over to England to test themselves further, and it is no surprise that the best XI of English-based Scots is a team who could take on any opponent.
Souness won 54 caps for his country, and, whilst maybe not the most technical or talented footballer, he is certainly one of the true greats of Scotland.
GK - Jim Leighton - Manchester United
RB - Steve Nicol - Liverpool
CB - Gordon McQueen - Leeds United
CB - Alan Hansen - Liverpool
LB - Dave Mackay - Tottenham Hotspur
RM - Gordon Strachan - Manchester United
CM - Graeme Souness - Liverpool
CM - Billy Bremner - Leeds United
LM - John Robertson - Nottingham Forest
ST - Kenny Dalglish - Liverpool
ST - Denis Law - Manchester United