Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will not go down as one of the ‘great all-time English clubs’ despite their success this season, according to former player Stan Collymore.
The Reds need two more victories to secure the Premier League title and have dropped just four points from 29 games all season. They could also break the division’s record points total.
But Collymore believes Klopp’s side have not been pitted against strong enough opposition to be deemed as one of the best teams of all-time, despite their impressive form.
‘Liverpool are a fine team and they will deservedly have the title wrapped up within two games,’ he wrote in The Mirror.
‘But while I will celebrate my old club’s success, I will also lament that their domination isn’t just because Jurgen Klopp’s side have been so good but also because plenty of others around them have been bad.
‘Liverpool’s dominance is not a sign that we’re seeing the greatest sides ever, it’s about a limited number of clubs being able to fill out squads because they have the biggest budgets, something that puts other clubs in leagues at a competitive disadvantage.
‘Liverpool have been exceptional but will they go down as one of the great all-time English clubs? No, for the reasons above they will not.’
When Liverpool reached 61 points from their opening 21 matches, it was the most a team had ever accumulated at that stage in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
The Reds are currently 25 points clear of second-placed Manchester City, which is the biggest ever lead in English top-flight history.
Pep Guardiola’s side play their game in-hand against Arsenal on Wednesday and if they were to lose, Liverpool could win the title by beating Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday.
But if City win or earn a point then Klopp’s side will need to wait until their home fixture with Crystal Palace to claim the the trophy, unless they fail to beat the Toffees.
There are several records Liverpool could set this season as well as the record points total which currently stands at 100 and is held by Guardiola’s team from the 2017-2018 season.
The honours they are chasing include: most victories in a season, most away wins in a season, earliest title win and biggest winning title margin.
Reported by: Vincent Paul