Liverpool risk emulating Blackburn Rovers' fall from grace


In their 123 years as a football club, Liverpool have won more European trophies than any other English side.

With 18 league titles - all before the inception of the Premier League in 1992 - seven FA Cups and eight League Cups in the trophy cabinet too, they boast one of the most illustrious histories of any team in the Premier League.

But that’s the point - it’s all history.


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The Reds have failed to add to their success for quite some time now. In fact, 2016 marks ten years since the they last won a trophy.

The closest they’ve come in that time was a whisker away from winning the Premier League in 2014, but were beaten to the punch by Manchester City after a calamitous slip from Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard against Chelsea.

There has been barely a whiff of silverware since their last and a host of unsuccessful managers have come and gone. Most recently, of course, was Brendan Rogers, whose uninspiring signings and poor tactics ultimately led to the charismatic Jurgen Klopp replacing him.

So far, the German has made little impact and will likely be one of the more active managers in the January transfer window - and he needs to be too.


If the Reds aren’t careful, they will soon be looking agonisingly back at the days of Rafael Benitez in the same way that Blackburn Rovers look back at the days of Alan Shearer.

The media still consider them a huge club capable of challenging for silverware and the top four, but if things don’t change soon the top players will stop arriving and instead start leaving.

Blackburn and Leeds United will forever serve as an example of how drastically things can change in football and how difficult it can be to change them back. Liverpool must learn from their mistakes.

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