Liverpool legend Graeme Souness says Romelu Lukaku could play for Real Madrid

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The Belgian is inconsistent but sensational on his day.

This weekend will see Everton take on Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby with The Toffees perhaps coming into the game as favourites.

Roberto Martinez’s men have had a string start to the new season. Whilst Everton sit in fifth place in the Premier League table Liverpool are ninth and not exactly setting the world alight this term.

One point is however all that separates the sides and both teams won 3-2 against Midlands sides in their last Premier League fixtures – so the game should be fairly even.

Everton’s win against West Brom on Monday night came courtesy of Romelu Lukaku’s glimmer of form.

The Belgian was bossed out of the game by 20-year-old Reading defender Jake Cooper in a recent Capital One Cup tie but he shone against his former club, scoring twice.

His form is typically like that. Up-and-down, one day disengaged the next a world-beater and Graeme Souness is one man who agrees.

The Liverpool legend, who spent seven seasons at the club as a player and also managed the club for three seasons, now works as a pundit for Sky Sports.

He was speaking about Lukaku in his blog on the site today, and suggested the Belgian could play for Real Madrid if he had that consistency. He stated:

“I would put Romelu Lukaku in the same bracket (as Christian Benteke). You can watch him one day and think he's not interested and then in another game you think he could be playing for Real Madrid.

“The question is: how do you get it out of these players on a regular basis? Sometimes they're not interested, but when they are bang at it they can terrify any team they play against.”

No Everton fan would disagree. On his day Lukaku is devastating. All the attributes are there but occasionally he isn’t. Sometimes it is easy to forget that Lukaku, for all his experience, is still only 22-years-old.

Perhaps this is something he will learn over time, hopefully at Everton.

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