'Man City could have a better season than Liverpool' - Jurgen Klopp's side must win more than one trophy per season to be considered 'great' team, says Jason Cundy

talksport.com, 16 July 2020, 05:38
Liverpool must defend their Premier League title AND start winning more than one trophy in a season to be considered a 'great' team, believes Jason Cundy.

The talkSPORT host has hailed the Reds' 'magnificent' achievement to win their first top-flight title in 30 years and do it at a canter, but he insists history's 'great' teams win doubles and trebles.

And, despite their amazing league win, Cundy believes rivals Manchester City would will celebrate a 'better season' if they end this campaign as Champions League and FA Cup winners.

Liverpool were crowned Premier League champions last month in record time, with seven games left to play, but their form since winning the title is threatening to take the shine of their remarkable campaign.

The Reds suffered a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday night, which means they can no longer break City's all-time record tally of 100 points.

Cundy insists what they have achieved over the past two seasons is still an incredible feat.

But he claims Jurgen Klopp's side must begin to take cup competitions seriously to be remembered in the same breath as England's historic sides.

"I don't agree that Liverpool have not won it in style, they have, they're champions by some distance," said the Sports Bar host after the Reds' Emirates Stadium loss.

"What Liverpool have done over the last two seasons has been magnificent; they're Premier League champions, champions of Europe still and they're world champions, even though I don't count that as much as Liverpool fans do. It's quite remarkable.

"BUT, Liverpool have got to win it again next season to be considered a great team.

"They've got to win it again, they can't be waiting another 30 years.

"And I'm going to have pop at Klopp now - he tosses off two cups. When was the last time you saw Liverpool go deep in a domestic cup competition?

"If you look back over the last 20 years since the money has come into the game, you've see great teams - Manchester United's treble-winning side, Chelsea's double-winning side, Manchester City's domestic treble-winning side, Arsenal's double-winning side.

"City this year, credit to Pep, think about what they're doing again this season, they could win the Champions League and they could win the FA Cup.

"And you know what? If they do that, they've had a better season than Liverpool!"

Klopp may have guided Liverpool to four trophies over the last 12 months, but it's been eight years since the club lifted a domestic cup and they've only come close to ending that run under the German once, in his first season in charge.

The Reds were beaten by City in the League Cup final just months after Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

They were League Cup semi-finalists in 2016/27 and quarter-finalists this term, but they haven't made it beyond the fifth round of the FA Cup since Klopp's arrival.

Cundy added: "So Liverpool now, what Klopp has got to do is go deep in other competitions. They've got to do it in other competitions.

"He's almost cheating a little bit, and he's doing it in a great way in the league, but he couldn't care less about the FA Cup and League Cup, and that's fine as long as fans are happy with that.

"But Man City fans, Chelsea fans, Man United fans and Arsenal fans in the years gone by can all say, 'we battled on more fronts than you'."

Listen to a clip of Jason Cundy on The Sports Bar above

Liverpool must defend their Premier League title AND start winning more than one trophy in a season to be considered a 'great' team, believes Jason Cundy.

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