Jamie Carragher doesn’t believe Liverpool are among the greats of English football just yet. Give it a few years, however, and they may be.
“An era is over three or four years so let’s see where Liverpool are after that,” Carragher told TeamTalk. “They will probably want another European Cup and another Premier League to be right up there with the best.
“Over the next couple of years, if they get another league title and maybe another European Cup they would be right in the mix with the best teams, certainly in the Premier League era and maybe even before that.”
Liverpool officially became Premier League champions on Wednesday, of course. It’s their first league title in 30 years and continues a period of fantastic success under Jurgen Klopp.
Their Champions League victory last season led to the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup this campaign. The Premier League title makes it four trophies in two years – and eyes will surely be on further success.
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Carragher is absolutely right, of course. The next step is to make sure this is an historic era for the club and that means meeting some lofty standards.
The highest standards in English football, in fact. Liverpool’s last title came at the end of three titles in five years, for example, with a couple of FA Cups thrown in.
Then there’s the ultimate – Bob Paisley’s Liverpool. Paisley won six league titles, three European Cups, a UEFA Cup and three League Cups over just nine seasons.
Klopp’s team has accomplished something historic that will forever leave them legends in Liverpool. But to hit that top bracket as one of the all-time greatest English teams, Carragher is right – there’s still some work to do.