Danny Mills is “trying to create a debate where there really isn’t one” about Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, according to The Athletic journalist James Pearce.
As shown via talkSPORT’s official Twitter account on Tuesday, Mills has suggested that the German manager has failed to win enough silverware during his time at Anfield and that he does not match up with some of the greatest managers the Reds have had in the past.
Klopp won his first piece of silverware on Merseyside last season when Liverpool lifted the Champions League title and since then Liverpool have also beaten Chelsea to win the UEFA Super Cup.
Former Liverpool Echo journalist Pearce, a popular figure among Liverpool supporters, has hit back at Mills’ claims, suggesting that the Sky Sports pundit is simply trying to provoke a response.
“It’s a ridiculous thing for him to say mate,” said Pearce, via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday morning. “Trying to create a debate where there really isn’t one. For a start it’s two trophies, plus three other finals, Liverpool’s highest ever points total, three successive top-four finishes and the longest winning league run in club’s history.”
It’s a ridiculous thing for him to say mate. Trying to create a debate where there really isn’t one. For a start it’s two trophies, plus three other finals, #LFC’s highest ever points total, three successive top-four finishes and the longest winning league run in club’s history.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 9, 2019
If it was all about trophies, Klopp would not have been Liverpool manager last season and hose who say that it’s all about trophies really do not have a clue. Klopp has been building up for something. Yes, it might have taken him a few years or maybe a bit longer than he would have hoped, but look at what the Liverpool manager has created in four full seasons at Anfield. Liverpool are now, by definition, the best team in European football. They are the reigning European champions. They are also, by definition, the best team in Premier League at the moment as they sit top of the table with a 100 per cent record, eight points clear of nearest challengers Manchester City. It’s only October, but that is some gap that Klopp and his players have created. Legacies are not built in one or two seasons, they take time. An example outside of Liverpool would be Tottenham. While Mauricio Pochettino’s side are having difficulties at the moment, he managed to guide Spurs to the Champions League final last season, something which no one would have seriously predicted before he was hired. Mills is just out there to provoke a reaction, as always.