‘Liverpool needs to be like Chelsea’ — Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher admits

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Liverpool have regained their status as a top side in Europe since Jurgen Klopp’s appointment as manager of the club, but club legend Jamie Carragher believes more needs to be achieved.

According to Carragher, the Reds have not won on a consistent basis, despite winning the Premier League and Champions League under Klopp.

Carragher believes Liverpool have to become serial winners like Chelsea who win trophies consistently.

“Jurgen Klopp is heading towards his seventh year as Liverpool manager amid a sobering reality. His team have not won enough,” Carragher wrote for The Telegraph.

“If they fall short [in the title race], there is no shame in doing so against the best and richest team in the world. There is not much consolation in it, either,’ Carragher continued.

“There is a broader lesson to learn, for Liverpool especially, when the margin for error in a title bid is so small. The club have to maximise their chances of winning all four competitions they enter every season, recognising the League Cup and the FA Cup as worthy prizes.

“To put it simply, Liverpool need to become more like Chelsea.

“In the past eleven seasons, Chelsea have won the Premier League twice (2015 and 2017). A good return, but a reflection of how the balance of power changed after the City Abu Dhabi takeover. In the previous six years, Chelsea were Premier League champions three times (2005, 2006 and 2010).

“What they have done so well during the Roman Abramovich era is to become serial trophy collectors: five FA Cups, three league cups, two Europa League titles. That’s in addition to being Champions League winners twice.

“That is an area where Liverpool can and must improve.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.