Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Liverpool team could be the BEST in the club’s entire history, believes lifelong Reds fan Micky Quinn.
Liverpool took another step in their quest to defend their Champions League title as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 in Austria to book their place in the last-16.
It was a huge result for the Reds who would have exited the competition had they lost, but ended up topping their group after coming through this latest test of their champion credentials.
Klopp’s side seem to be answering every question asked of their abilities to compete at the very top.
The club are not only through in Europe, but they are also pushing to win their first English league title for almost 30 years as they sit eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
They have also set a new club record by going 33 games without defeat in the league – a demonstration of their unparalleled consistency over the past two years – and there is little doubt this Liverpool team are currently the best in the country and arguably one of the best in Europe.
But boyhood fan Quinn believes Klopp’s Reds are also the best the club has fielded since the all-conquering sides under legendary managers Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish – in a period of 18 years which saw the club win 11 Division One titles and four of the club’s six European Cups.
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And he believes the current side could even eclipse those heroes of old if they end the campaign by finally lifting the Premier League title.
“They were breathtaking last night, they took my breath away,” the former Newcastle striker said on Wednesday’s Sports Breakfast.
“Liverpool hadn’t really played that well until the Merseyside derby, and then Bournemouth and then last night – their last three games were three complete performances with two clean sheets and banging in goals left, right and centre.
“I never get carried away, but I’m going to say now that this potentially could be the best Liverpool team ever.
“And I mean that.
“The way they play, the goals they score and the strength of the squad now.
“There are lads who are frothing at the mouth to get in that team and when they’re in the team they’re taking their opportunity.
“Everybody in that squad has risen to the challenge when they’ve been asked to play. There’s a great team spirit.
“They’re not there yet; they have to prove it by winning silverware, whether that’s the Premier League or the Champions League again this year.
“They just excite me – they are a joy to watch. You tell me where there are any weaknesses!”