Fowler: Liverpool shouldn’t be ‘celebrating mediocrity’

Joe Williams
Robbie Fowler Liverpool

Robbie Fowler thinks Liverpool need to start winning trophies as simply finishing in the top four isn’t good enough for the club.

The Reds are on course to finish in the Champions League places in the Premier League following a solid start to the season that sees them in second position, two points off leaders Manchester City.

However, Liverpool haven’t won a trophy since they lifted the League Cup back in 2012 and Fowler thinks that is something that has to change.

“A gauge is getting as high up in the league as they can,” Fowler told Sky Sports’ The Debate.

“As much as we talk about Liverpool being this unbelievable side who are easy on the eye and great to watch, there comes a time when you need to start winning stuff.

“I think Jurgen Klopp’s getting together a great, great squad but I think one of the problems we have is Manchester City are brilliant.

“That’s one of the big problems. You can get a wonderful side put together but you’ve got to try and catch them and then hang onto their coattails.”

When asked if finishing in the top four without a trophy is enough for Liverpool, Fowler replied: “For me, no.

“It really isn’t it because I’m not one of these fans that think you should be celebrating finishing fourth.

“I think a chairman or the owners should be the ones celebrating. For me that’s celebrating mediocrity. I’ve always wanted to win stuff.

“I wanted to be remembered for what trophies I won as opposed to where I finished in the league.

“I understand why clubs are happy finishing in the top four but I think a club the size of Liverpool’s stature should be finishing in the top four all the time anyway.

“As I said before, there comes a time when you need to win a trophy. I don’t care if it’s a League Cup.

“People will belittle that but I’ve won one, it’s a brilliant trophy.

“When you think of football in terms of what you can win there’s an FA Cup, a League Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League. There are only four trophies so it’s tough.”