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Souness: Klopp Has to Start Winning Trophies

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The former Red is scathing about Sunday’s performance and thinks Champions League qualification may be tough.

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It’s not great to head into a Monday still wincing about how you spent your weekend. But, I think most of us can be gratified to know that this is just the team we’ve loved and supported for years that’s let us down — at least it’s not our job to make sure they don’t end a trip to Wembley in as painful a manner as possible.

Former Red, Graeme Souness, voiced what a lot of us were thinking on Sunday when talking about the pressure mounting on Klopp.

"[Klopp] has got to start winning trophies and he knows that," Souness told BBC Sport. "That's why he was hired.”

Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers in October 2015 after the latter was sacked. Two years later, Souness thinks Klopp’s had enough time to get the team to where he wants it to be and that the results must follow.

"There's a lot to like about him but he's been [at Anfield] a couple of years now and when you spend money, the expectation and pressure comes.” Souness added. “He'll know what he's got in the dressing room, and he'll know he's got a bit to go with those players."

Souness’ frustration at the lack of results is a familiar one, especially as we get further and further into the season and our desperate rationalizations of “well, we’re only in October” start sounding weaker and weaker.

When asked about how he thinks the season is going to end, Souness wasn’t particularly positive.

"Knowing how competitive it is now, I'd see being in the Champions League again next year as progress," Souness said. "I don't think they will win the league any time soon.”