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Sport Sky interruptions the limit for Graeme Souness as pundit storms off set after Liverpool's win over Brighton

12:46  15 may  2018
12:46  15 may  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Sky interruptions the limit for Graeme Souness as pundit storms off set after Liverpool ' s win Graeme Souness walked off the set at the end of Liverpool ' s 4-0 over Brighton Pundit was angered at the way the production team had handled his input

Sky interruptions the limit for Graeme Souness as pundit storms off set after Liverpool ' s win over Brighton . Liverpool star Mohamed Salah jokingly jeered by Anfield crowd for tackling his daughter during final-day celebrations after Brighton victory.

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The finale to the Premier League season was a more explosive affair in the Sky Sports TV booth at Anfield than it was on the pitch.

Sky's senior statesman pundit Graeme Souness walked off the set in a huff at the end of Liverpool's 4-0 win over Brighton in anger at the way the production team had handled his input.

  Sky interruptions the limit for Graeme Souness as pundit storms off set after Liverpool's win over Brighton © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited

It is believed perfectionist Souness felt he had been cut off a number of times while he was still making a point and was annoyed enough to leave with half an hour of the programme to run. As he left, Souness was heard to say: 'I don't need this. That's four times today you have shut me up.'

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Souness's seat alongside Thierry Henry was quickly filled by Gary Neville, who had been the co-commentator for the match.

Thierry Henry wearing a suit and tie: Thierry Henry talks during the broadcast on Sunday as he delivers his verdict on the final day© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Thierry Henry talks during the broadcast on Sunday as he delivers his verdict on the final day

A Sky spokesman said on Monday night: 'Graeme reacted badly to a directive to wrap up his comments before an ad break. But he has been in touch with the production team to apologise.'

Souness, who was unavailable for comment on Monday night, does not suffer fools gladly. He has been a Sky pundit on and off for more than 15 years but contracted for the last decade.

Souness cut a disgruntled figure as he was cut off four times during the show on Sunday© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Souness cut a disgruntled figure as he was cut off four times during the show on Sunday

Were this incident to have ramifications over his future at Sky, Souness would not be short of job offers such is his massive standing in the game.

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Those are the thoughts of Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness . Reports emerged earlier today suggesting Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal worth £70million for the Dutchman. The Reds were forced to apologise over the summer for an illegal approach for Van Dijk.

Graeme Souness (centre) gave his take on the 1-1 draw between Arsenal and Tottenham on Sunday. Former Arsenal striker and fellow Sky pundit Thierry Ex-France international Henry is put in his place and quietens down after Souness ' bark. Former Liverpool midfielder Souness garnered a hard-man

Souness has built a reputation for himself as one of the top pundits in the game since leaving his last managerial role at Newcastle in 2006.

The Scot left his chair in the middle of an advert break, forcing Gary Neville to take his place© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Scot left his chair in the middle of an advert break, forcing Gary Neville to take his place

The Scot has stated more than once that he has no desire to return to management, and sees his role firmly within the TV studio.

As well as Sky Sports, Souness also appears on TV3 in Ireland, while he has also worked for beIN Sport.

a man wearing a suit and tie: The Sky pundit was angered at the way the production team had handled his input© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Sky pundit was angered at the way the production team had handled his input

Short of calling the 2018 FA Cup final the Ray Wilkins match in honour of the England midfielder who died in April and played for both finalists, Chelsea and Manchester United, the FA are doing him proud.

Ray's family will be guests of FA chairman Greg Clarke, who will talk about Wilkins in his speech at the VIP lunch.

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In addition, there will be a four-page tribute in the programme, Ray's name will be on giant banners and the perimeter displays when the teams walk out and there will be a tribute on the big screen.

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who will miss the World Cup finals through injury, had received an offer to work as a pundit for ITV in Russia.

But he had to turn it down on Liverpool medical advice because the travel involved would not help his rehab.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced to turn down an offer to work as a pundit for ITV in Russia© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced to turn down an offer to work as a pundit for ITV in Russia

Nevertheless, ITV will still field a strong squad of analysts led by Gary Neville and Roy Keane, who will be a formidable double act.

It did not go unnoticed that BBC's comprehensive screening of the BAFTA awards left out any footage of terrestrial rivals ITV winning the sports category for their 2017 coverage of the Grand National.

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However, some countries, including England, told FIFA they were not in favour when the issue was raised at a coaches workshop at the draw last December. The FA argued that they did not wish to disappoint players twice — first with the 35 picks and then again when Gareth Southgate names his 23 for the World Cup on Wednesday.

But Panama, who England face in their second group game, had no problems with FIFA publishing their initial 35 players.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Gareth Southgate did not want his 35-man preliminary World Cup squad to be made public© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Gareth Southgate did not want his 35-man preliminary World Cup squad to be made public

The ECB, having lost blue-chip sponsors Waitrose and Investec through sheer incompetence, have had to resort since then to persuading current backers NatWest, Kia and Specsavers to fund extra properties.

Compare this with the sponsorship savvy of former Professional Cricketers' Association chief executive Richard Bevan, now in charge of the League Managers Association, whose awards dinner tonight has 14 sponsors backing it.

a car parked on the side of a building: Kia have agreed an extension of their partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Kia have agreed an extension of their partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board

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