Liverpool have made incredible progress over the last three and a half seasons but could end this incredible campaign without silverware.
The Reds have been sublime this season and would be top of the Premier League if it weren’t for the fact that they happen to be up against the best side in the division’s history.
Their Champions League fate seems to have taken on a similar narrative except it is the game’s greatest ever player that looks set to deny them another crack at the trophy.
Jurgen Klopp will be the first to admit that more needs to be done to reach the heights that his rivals have and continue to.
But to his credit, what he’s been doing at Liverpool over the last few years is not entirely possible to reflect with a trophy count.
If that were the case, Jose Mourinho’s time at Manchester United would be considered a resounding success as the Portuguese won the League Cup and the Europa League.
Of course, if Klopp had won even one of the League Cup, Europa League or Champions League finals he reached with Liverpool there would be a lot less pressure on his shoulders.
As it is, the German is still chasing his first piece of silverware as Liverpool boss but looks as though he will need to wait until next season to do so.
This should not diminish the fact that he has taken the Reds from an eighth-place finish with 60 points in 2016 to second in the Premier League with 91 points and two games to go.
There is still a slim chance that Klopp can win the title this season but it will require one of Leicester City or Brighton Hove Albion to force Manchester City into dropping points which seems unlikely.
With the vast talent that is now at Liverpool, it would be unfair on Klopp to judge him purely on silverware won.
Fans of the club will be the first to tell outsiders that what has changed in the last few years is the feeling around the club.
Supporters are back in love with football after the heartbreak and constant disappointment of post-Rafa Benitez Liverpool.
Klopp absolutely needs to win silverware as manager of this club but a failure to do so this season will not be a stick to beat him with.