Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has warned it is likely to take Liverpool more than four years to win the Premier League title.
Wright was asked on BBC Radio 5 Live's Sunday 606 broadcast for his views on the club's long term title prospects, under the management of Jurgen Klopp.
When Klopp took over, he said he wanted to win a top trophy in his first four seasons in charge, reported ITV, the length of his current contract.
Wright has said he feels the Reds will have to show patience, as he expects the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea to improve and battle Manchester City and Arsenal.
He said: "I feel that he (Klopp) is a very ambitious person, and very driven and if he was manager of my club I'd want him saying things like that.
"In four years it may be a bit tough for him, but if he stays there longer Jurgen Klopp will get as close as anyone since the great days of Paisley and even greater days of Shankly."
Wright's message is clear, that Liverpool will need to show patience whatever happens, if they want to achieve the long term success they crave.
Brendan Rodgers had hoped for the same faith, especially after helping the side get so close to winning the title in 2013/14, only to be sacked just over a season later, a move largely welcomed by fans, fed up with the way the team's performances trailed off.
Liverpool have had a strong start under Jurgen Klopp, but the manager tasted his first defeat at Anfield on Sunday against Crystal Palace, which will only underline the task he has ahead of him.