Liverpool legend John Barnes has said that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t need to win silverware this season, despite the Reds ongoing trophy drought.
Klopp guided Liverpool to the Champions League final last season, playing some scintillating Football along the way, and seemingly being the only side to get the measure of Manchester City, beating them three times in four games last season.
However, despite their success against the Premier League champions, they still finished 25 points behind them in the league and failed to add a trophy to their trophy cabinet.
Former midfielder John Barnes has however said that as long as the Reds finish closer to Pep Guardiola’s side in the league, that would indicate real progress:
“Well, would we rather get silverware and win the League Cup and finish 25 points behind City or finish second behind City by three points and not win silverware,” Barnes said to the Daily Star.
“That for me is more important. That shows progress.
“That shows that you’re going to be consistently challenging at the highest level for the league and that will mean they’ll be challenging in cup competitions.
“So the whole idea of needing silverware, for me, is not as important as getting much closer to the top.
“Because if you’re much closer to the top of the Premier League, that means that you’re consistently winning matches and playing well which would help you in cup competitions as well.
“Yes it would be nice to win a trophy, but I’d rather not win a trophy and finish second, seven or eight points off the top.”
Liverpool are currently top of the table after four games with a 100% record.