ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop shares his view on how Liverpool will be judged at end of season
- The ex-Premier League keeper insists that Klopp has to rival City for titles domestically to justify his summer spendings
- City are still the strongest side in the League, according to Shaka, and Liverpool are unlikely to topple them from the throne but could win a Cup competition
“If you’re talking about spending and spending being the precursor to winning stuff, then nobody’s spent more than Manchester City and Pep Guardiola. I don’t think anybody’s squad is stronger, including Liverpool’s, than Manchester City’s. That’s just the reality of the situation.
“Now, the thing for me is, yes Jurgen Klopp has spent a lot of money and I think he’s had quite a honeymoon period without bringing home silverware.
“Yes, getting to the Champions League final eases some of those pressures that we were hearing around Christmas time last year about Jurgen Klopp and his spending and the media’s love of him etc, etc. But you put together that kind of run, I think it eases a whole lot of pressure.
“The judgement on Liverpool will be how far they can push Manchester City. Whether they can win a cup, the FA Cup or League Cup or whatever it may be, I think it’s icing on the cake.
“Ultimately Liverpool will be again judged on pushing City domestically and if they can go deep, I don’t expect them to go as deep, in the Champions League this year. But they’ve got to, not just get out of the group stage, but get one or two rounds further in.”
Beyond happy with liverpool's signings this year. Would love pulisic being an American LFC fan and all. Would love Fekir. But I feel like the depth we are really missing is CB. If Lovren or Virgil are missing it's a def weak spot you have to think.— Andrew Buchanan (@BuchananYNWA) August 2, 2018
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