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Phil Thompson Hints Current Liverpool Side Better Than 70s & 80s Teams

Phil Thompson Hints Current Liverpool Side Better Than 70s & 80s Teams

As we reach go beyond the halfway point in the Premier League season, it looks increasingly likely that Liverpool will end their title drought in 2020. Jurgen Klopp's side sit top of the league, 13 points clear of second place with a game in hand.

Having dropped only two points up until this point, it seems unlikely that that deficit could be clawed back.

Should they continue on their current pace, conversation will soon turn as to whether the 2019/20 edition of Liverpool could be considered as one of the greatest teams we have ever seen.

The Merseyside club dominated English football in the 70s and 80s, but many believe the current side better those ones.

Phil Thompson may share that opinion. Captain of a European Cup winning side, he know those past teams as well as anybody. However, he seems to hold the current group in equally high esteem.

He told Sky Sports that the current Liverpool side could actually be better than the ones that dominated in the 1970s and 1980s, but can't be considered 'great' until they win trophies on a consistent basis.

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We did it for nearly two decades. Greatness comes from doing this on a regular basis. Klopp's broken that duck and it just happened to be against Tottenham, who they play this weekend.

You look at what Liverpool did last season, getting 97 points and not even winning the title, we didn't do anything like that to win the league.

But if this team are going to be one of the greats, and bring it back after 30 years of hurt, it'll be a most wonderful thing - but then they need to keep on doing it.

Everyone always says 'back in the heyday', but no, we didn't do that. This team is quite extraordinary. The clean sheets they're keeping, the goals they're scoring, everything. There's so many good things about this team and they just have to keep the focus now.

But it's not done. no trophy has ever been given out at the beginning of January.

Liverpool face a testing period in the coming weeks, with their next three league fixtures coming against Spurs, Manchester United, and Wolves.

Should they emerge from that trio of fixtures unscathed, they could be well on their way to the title.

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Gary Connaughton

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