There wasn’t a challenge in his entire career that Graeme Souness pulled out of and that’s what made the Liverpool legend a fascinating subject for our Head2Head series on eir Sport on Thursday night.
The Dunphy interviews were recorded over five nights in September 2018 at the pop-up Paddy Power Museum of Mischief on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, as Head2Head celebrates our 30 years as an Irish business.
Sports fans have already been treated over this festive week to frank, open conversations and sometimes fiery clashes with iconic figures such as Mick McCarthy, Ruby Walsh and Tomás Ó Sé. So, we thought we’d deliver another late Christmas gift in the form of the Scottish great.
These days you can see Souness light up our screens as a TV pundit on both sides of the Irish Sea, usually with an entertaining gripe about Paul Podga!
Typically, the three-time European Cup winner starts his chat with the original mischief maker on the front foot, describing rumours that he had an anti-Irish bias while he was manager of Blackburn Rovers as ‘bollacks’.
With a stunning total of 359 appearances for Liverpool between 1977 and 1984, there’s no better man to talk about the club’s current upturn and their manager Jurgen Klopp, so you knew Dunphy and Souness would waste no time getting stuck into that subject either.
We won’t spoil them for you, but Souness also reveals some cracking stories about his time at Liverpool, Rangers, Tottenham, Newcastle United, Sampdoria, Blackburn and Galatasaray (keep an eye out for his Bruce Grobbelaar yarn).
Before we get to the entire one-to-one, we have to remind you that there’s one final chance to see Dunphy go Head2Head with a sporting legend tonight, as there’s a replay of his clash with the Republic of Ireland’s greatest ever goalscorer Robbie Keane at 10pm on eir Sport 1 (free to air on the Sky platform).
But, you came here to listen to Mr Souness and here’s his interview with Eamon Dunphy in full: