Klopp won’t bring glory days back to Liverpool, says John Barnes

The Reds have been inconsistent during the former Borussia Dortmund boss' time in charge.

Jurgen Klopp won’t bring the glory days back to Liverpool, but that is because of the changing nature of the Premier League, John Barnes has told Goal.com.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager is coming to the end of his first season in charge at Anfield having replaced Brendan Rodgers back in October.

Most of his time in charge has been a success, with him guiding the Reds to the Capital One Cup final and them currently having a slight chance of finishing in the top four.

There is much excitement on Merseyside ahead of what he may achieve next season and beyond, once he has been able to work in the transfer market and get a full pre-season under his belt.

Barnes though, says that he won’t bring back the glory days to Anfield because the days of one team dominating the league are over.

“Well he’s not going to bring Liverpool back to the glory days in terms of winning the league every year and winning the European Cup,” he told Goal.

“That’s not going to happen anywhere because in England you’re going to see a change of Leicester winning it this year, maybe Tottenham.”

“I don’t think you’re going to have one team dominating as Liverpool did in the 1970/80s. It’s not a question of bringing Liverpool back to the glory days of winning the league every year.”

How successful Liverpool are in future is likely to rest heavily on the work that Klopp can do in the summer transfer window.

While much of the focus will be on the kind of player he brings into the club, it will also be interesting to see how many he allows to leave at the same time.

Many of Brendan Rodgers' signings have now been deemed as failures, and how many he can ship out is likely to influence how many he signs before next season. 

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