Jermaine Jenas has criticised Liverpool, who just finished this season with 97 points in the Premier League and are in the Champions League Final, for not winning the FA Cup.
In order for Liverpool to compete so exceptionally in the world’s two most important club competitions, Jurgen Klopp rested players in the League Cup and the FA Cup – which resulted in losses to Chelsea and Wolves in the early rounds of each.
But there are no fans suggesting the manager messed up, despite Jenas’s odd comments.
“The place where I could see he could improve and maybe take a bit of pressure off himself, is stop chucking the FA Cup away,” Jenas told BT Sport, cited by Football365.
“Give yourself another chance. Then this whole thing of you’ve not got over the line and not won a trophy, give yourself more opportunities to win the League Cup, win the FA Cup.
“He did the same last year and didn’t win the Champions League.”
Why does there have to be any criticism of Klopp? His team just accumulated the third most points in the history of top flight English football.
That’s including every single season since 1888. He’s also about to fight for the Champions League, his second consecutive Final by the way, in a few weeks’ time.
No criticism is needed. You cannot win every single game in every competition.
It’s farcical that Liverpool didn’t win the title, but City are a farcically good side – benefitting from a farcical attitude towards the rules of FFP which will eventually sting them.