Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince believes that Jurgen Klopp’s current squad aren’t one of the greats of the Premier League era, despite their accomplishments this season.
Speaking to Goal, the ex-England captain confessed that this Reds side can’t be considered one of the best in history due to the fact they are yet to win and defend the Premier League title, something Ince believes will warrant Liverpool recognition as one of the greats in this period of English football.
Liverpool have been the undisputed best team in England this season, with the Reds dropping just four points after 29 league games and smashing multiple records along the way, but for Ince, this squad will only be viewed as one of the greats if they can retain the Premier League title next year.
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The former Inter Milan star said when asked if this Liverpool side are one of the best in English football history: “It is tough to say that [they are among the best] but I think what Liverpool have done has been a great achievement. I think the quality of the Premier League hasn’t been what it has been [previously].
“Are they a great team? I wouldn’t say they are; you have to win it season after season. I think they have got the talent and the manager to become a great team. Great teams keep winning. If they win it this year and next year, then we can start calling it a great team.”
Whilst Ince’s comments might seem harsh on a side that could well beat Manchester City’s Centurions points total once the season resumes, the former England star is right that Liverpool will have to establish themselves as a tour de force in the Premier League if they are to be considered by the history books as one of the greats in English history.