Date: 25th March 2020 at 3:00pm
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A number of Liverpool fans have hit out at former Reds midfielder Paul Ince after he said that Jurgen Klopp’s side were not yet “a great team” due to their lack of silverware under the German.

Speaking to Goal.com, the 52-year-old said: “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.” His comments were later posted by @AnfieldEdition on Twitter.

Liverpool have not been crowned champions of England since 1990 and, prior to last June, had won just one trophy in 13 years. Ince also alluded to the Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City teams who put together back-to-back Premier League titles, as well as Arsenal’s 2004 ‘Invincibles‘, as examples of those worthy of being described as “great teams”.

However, Klopp led the team to Champions League glory at the end of 2018/19 and followed that up with UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup triumphs. He also has the Reds on the verge of winning the Premier League, with just six more points required to claim the title in a campaign which has seen them win 27 of their 29 league matches to date. As well as winning a sixth European Cup last season, Liverpool also took the Premier League title race to the final day and accrued 97 points, losing just once in the division.

These Reds fans took to Twitter to voice their disagreement with Ince’s refusal to grant “great team” status on the current Liverpool side:

Is Ince right to stop short of calling the current Liverpool side a great team or is he not giving them enough credit? Join in the discussion by commenting below!