Who would Liverpool get if Klopp leaves? Rush questions trophy claims

The Reds legend is not buying into the belief that the man in charge at Anfield needs to land a trophy this season in order to be considered a success

It has been suggested that Jurgen Klopp needs silverware in order to back up his ongoing presence at Anfield, but Liverpool legend Ian Rush does not share that opinion.

Various figures with strong ties to the Reds, including a number of former players, have suggested that a major trophy is a must for the current man at the helm.

Klopp has passed the three-year mark on Merseyside and, despite reaching three finals, is still waiting to hit the top step of the podium.

The German has, however, built steadily during his tenure and now has Liverpool in contention for the Premier League title and chasing down domestic cups and European glory.

It is for that reason that Rush believes there is nobody better suited to a demanding role, with the iconic Welshman telling PA Sport: “He said three years [to win a trophy] and he’s in his third year now.

“But if he leaves who are you going to get?

“Everyone loves him, the supporters love him, and there’s no better manager in my book.

“We need to see progression, and last year we were looking at the top four. This year we’re looking at the top two, so we are progressing with him.”

Liverpool are still unbeaten in English top-flight competition this term, with 13 games delivering an impressive 33-point haul.

Last season’s Champions League runners-up have found the going a little tougher in Europe, but they remain in contention for a last-16 berth heading into crunch clashes with Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli.

Rush added on the Reds’ continental campaign: “We did enough at Napoli but they scored in the last minute.

“Maybe we underestimated Red Star a little bit.

“Paris Saint-Germain need to beat Liverpool but it could come down to the Napoli game, that’s like a final now and the atmosphere will be electric at Anfield.

“I’d like to see us progress in the Champions League and still put Man City under pressure in the Premier League.

“Last season it was too easy for them. This time if they lose a game we need to be there to overtake them.”

Liverpool will head to the French capital to take on PSG on Wednesday, before returning to domestic action on Sunday with a derby date against old adversaries Everton.

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