Barnes: Klopp is not going to bring Liverpool back to the glory days.



Liverpool great John Barnes has warned the Reds fans that Jurgen Klopp cannot bring back the glory days they had when they dominated English and European football. Liverpool fans can't expect the dominance of the 70s and 80s, according to Barnes who won 5 major trophies during his time at Anfield.


"He's not going to bring Liverpool back to the glory days in terms of winning the league every year and winning the European Cup because that's not going to happen anywhere, apart from if you're Barcelona," Barnes told Omnisport. "In England you are going to see a change of maybe Leicester winning [the Premier League] this year or maybe even Tottenham. "But I don't think you're going to have a one team dominating like Liverpool did in the 70s and 80s, and as Manchester United did in the 90s, or how Arsenal did for a while. "You are going to have a change in who wins the league every year, which is good competition." Klopp still has a chance of winning a trophy in his first season as Liverpool boss after knocking out Manchester United to reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League, but they face Dortmund who have been impressive this season under Thomas Tuchel.


"The Dortmund tie for Liverpool is the worst draw for them and for Dortmund as well," Barnes added. "Because, of course, with Jurgen Klopp going back there, they wouldn't want him to come back and win. "So it's a game that two teams probably wouldn't have wanted, but it's there so there's not a lot either of them can do about it."

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