Terry McDermott believes Liverpool do not necessarily need to win a trophy this season to make their supporters proud.
The Reds have had a superb season, amassing their highest points total in Premier League history with two matches still to play, while also making it to the Champions League semi-finals.
However, there’s a real danger the club will not add to their silverware this campaign as the title race is still in Manchester City’s hands and a 3-0 defeat in their first leg against Barcelona leaves Liverpool with a mountain to climb at Anfield.
Failure to win a trophy could lead to questions surrounding manager Jurgen Klopp’s future given the club spent over £170million on recruiting new players last summer.
They will be out of the title race by the end of the weekend should they lose to Newcastle on Saturday night and City beat Leicester on Monday.
But McDermott, who won 16 trophies at Anfield as a player including five First Division titles and three European Cups, suggested that Liverpool fans are proud of how they’ve done this season regardless of whether they win anything or not.
Speaking to Georgie Bingham and Tony Cascarino on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, McDermott, who also played for Newcastle said: “I’ve been to all the [Liverpool] home games and it’s a pleasure to watch them every week.
“They’ve been fantastic most games.
“If they don’t come away with anything then yes we’ll be disappointed but we’re just proud to see the club playing like that, seeing them play the football that they play.
“The players that they’ve got, they’ll always have a chance to score goals. Mane, Firmino and Salah you’re going to score goals.”
As well as their chances of winning the league, Liverpool’s Champions League hopes look pretty perilous following their heavy defeat at the Nou Camp.
McDermott voiced his dissatisfaction at the way former Barcelona and Everton striker Gary Lineker celebrated Lionel Messi’s second goal but then said Liverpool should not be written off just yet.
He added: “It’s disappointing because they didn’t deserve to be beaten anyway and I thought they played brilliantly on the night.
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“Never scored which is unusual but if they can do that performance at Anfield you never know.
“I’m not going to say they’re going to win it but they’ve got a chance.”
Listen to the full interview with Terry McDermott on Weekend Sports Breakfast above!