Danny Murphy tells talkSPORT why it won’t matter if Liverpool fail to win a trophy this season


Danny Murphy tells talkSPORT why it won’t matter if Liverpool fail to win a trophy this season

Danny Murphy insists this season should NOT go down as a failure for Liverpool, even if they miss out on the Premier League and Champions League titles.

The former Reds midfielder has hailed the team’s progression under Jurgen Klopp and says supporters should be happy, even though it seems they may have to wait a little longer to end their wait for an English crown.

Liverpool have only lost one league game this season and could finish in 97 points – and still not win the title

Manchester City are the favourites to be Premier League champions again after they beat Burnley to return to the top of the table this weekend.

City have now won 12 league games in a row and only Leicester and Brighton stand in their way of lifting the title for the second straight season.

Murphy knows Liverpool fans will rightly be gutted if they end this brilliant campaign without silverware to show for it.

But the former Red says they should be so proud of what their team has achieved this season, insisting it is a ‘huge building block’ for future success at Anfield.

Klopp has transformed Liverpool into one of the fiercest teams in Europe

And he is certain that success will come under Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Monday, Murphy said: “There’s an obsession with winning trophies that I don’t think should be there. What is it that you really want when you watch your team play? You want progression, you want good football and you want to be challenging.

“Liverpool were 25 points behind City last year – how many Liverpool supporters really believed they could compete for the title and go this far in the Champions League again? Probably only a few.

“But I do know this: the Liverpool supporters are loving what they’re seeing and all they’ve ever wanted is to be back at the top of the tree, which is competing to win the Premier League and the Champions League.