Jamie Carragher has warned Jurgen Klopp that this season could represent Liverpool’s best chance to win the Premier League title under the German.
The Reds finished in eighth place in the Premier League last term under Klopp after the former Borussia Dortmund manager was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’s successor back in October 2015.
Klopp signed seven players in the summer transfer window as the 49-year-old looked to put his stamp on the Liverpool squad and close the gap between the Merseyside club and their traditional rivals.
Liverpool have already beaten title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the current campaign, while the Reds played out credible draws with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur before beating Manchester City on Saturday.
However, Klopp’s side are in second place and six points behind current leaders Chelsea heading into 2017.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Carragher suggested that Klopp should focus on winning the title this season and not on building a squad capable of winning the Premier League in a few seasons.
“We have heard about long-term projects at Liverpool before, as when Gerard Houllier spoke about having a five-year plan in the early 2000s, but this season might be Klopp’s best chance of winning the title,” Carragher said.
“It’s all well and good planning, but every club does that. Do you not think Pep Guardiola has an idea for Manchester City? Or Antonio Conte has a vision mapped out for Chelsea? How about Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford? You can’t think to yourself: we are good now but in five years we will be doing this.”