Robbie Fowler has said that it is simply not good enough for Liverpool to just be Champions League regulars and that Jurgen Klopp must start delivering some silverware.
The trophy room has become a somewhat undisturbed part of Anfield over the last decade or so, with the Merseyside giants adding a solitary League Cup to their impressive trophy haul in the last 12 years.
Since joining the club in 2015, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has steered the Reds to the finals of the League Cup, the Europa League and the Champions League, but has ended up on the losing side on all three occasions.
Despite being hailed as one of the best footballing sides in Europe, Liverpool goalscoring legend Robbie Fowler has said that it is time for the German to start delivering silverware to the club once again.
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“A gauge is getting as high up in the league as they can. As much as we talk about Liverpool being this unbelievable side who are easy on the eye and great to watch, there comes a time when you need to start winning stuff,” Fowler said on Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“I think Jurgen Klopp’s getting together a great, great squad but I think one of the problems we have is Manchester City are brilliant.
“That’s one of the big problems. You can get a wonderful side put together but you’ve got to try and catch them and then hang onto their coat tails.”
When asked if finishing in the top four but winning nothing else is enough, Fowler replied: “For me, no. It really isn’t it because I’m not one of these fans that think you should be celebrating finishing fourth. I think a chairman or the owners should be the ones celebrating. For me that’s celebrating mediocrity. I’ve always wanted to win stuff.
“I wanted to be remembered for what trophies I won as opposed to where I finished in the league. I understand why clubs are happy finishing in the top four but I think a club the size of Liverpool’s stature should be finishing in the top four all the time anyway.
“As I said before, there comes a time when you need to win a trophy. I don’t care if it’s a League Cup. People will belittle that but I’ve won one, it’s a brilliant trophy. When you think of football in terms of what you can win there’s an FA Cup, a League Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League. There are only four trophies so it’s tough.”