That’s the worry of former Reds front-man John Toshack.

The Reds misplaced the ultimate of the Champions League final season having fallen on the ultimate hurdle within the Carabao Cup and Europa League in his first yr in cost.

They’re primed to compete for the Premier League title this time period however go up towards a Manchester Metropolis juggernaut at the moment on target to beat the 100-point top-flight report they set final yr.

Klopp has accomplished a serious overhaul to get Liverpool in place to problem for main honours, with the Merseyside outfit having languished effectively exterior the highest 4 when he first arrived.

However regardless of back-to-back years of qualifying for the Champions League, criticism has been despatched Klopp’s approach given Liverpool’s lengthy look forward to silverware.

They haven’t received a trophy since 2012, shedding a ultimate of each home and European cup competitors since then, and have solely received one trophy within the final 13 years.

With Klopp having spent in extra of £20million on eight totally different gamers – together with large charges on the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson – throughout his tenure, many neutrals suppose the German is below strain to ship a trophy.

And Toshack, who received three league titles and two UEFA Cups in eight years at Liverpool, insists that’s precisely the case due to the membership’s illustrious historical past.

However he believes as soon as Liverpool finish their trophy drought then quite a few honours will then comply with.

He advised the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Purple podcast: “On the finish of the day, significantly on the high golf equipment like Liverpool, you’re going to be judged by the trophies that you just win. 

“You would possibly suppose it’s not truthful, you’ve gotten a terrific season and simply miss out, end runners up in a extremely good championship marketing campaign, be overwhelmed within the semi-finals of a cup or no matter. 

“On the finish of the day, the years go by, folks keep in mind the trophies. 

“To be three years and 4 seasons at Liverpool and be trophy-less, from a distance you say, ‘That’s not profitable. It will possibly’t be.’ 

“On the similar time, these of us within the recreation know there’s just one who can win it, three trophies or no matter. 

“Possibly it is a massive yr for Liverpool. I feel Man Metropolis are simply that little bit forward of everyone else. 

“I feel if Liverpool can do it this yr, it’d be nice for the membership and for everyone and Klopp. It could take the strain off. 

“I’m fairly positive as soon as they win one, they’ll go on and get a pair extra. 

“It’s simply getting that first one that’s the most troublesome and a very powerful.”

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