Liverpool Fc legend John Barnes feels that Liverpool does not necessarily need to win silverware this season to show progress
Liverpool last won a trophy back in 2011-12 when they overcame a stubborn Cardiff City in the final of the League Cap. The Reds won 3-2 on penalties after being locked at 2-2 after 30 minutes of extra time. Liverpool had an impressive season last time around. They finished 4th in the Premier League and also reached the finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Currently, the Reds sit at the top of the table, ahead of Chelsea and Watford on goal difference. They have won all 4 of their opening Premier League fixtures. However, club legend John Barnes, who won the premiership with Liverpool in 1990, feels that he would rather see Liverpool finishing closer to the eventual Premier League champions than winning a minor trophy. He said,
“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?”
“That for me is more important. That shows progress.”
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“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 has had a really great start to the season. However, the toughest tests are just about, to begin with Liverpool taking on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. After that, they play the likes of Napoli, Chelsea twice, PSG and Manchester City within a span of 20-21 days.