Paul Ince has told Liverpool that they must win the Premier League title on a regular basis if they are to be considered one of the greatest sides ever.
The ex-midfielder told Goal what the Reds must achieve if they are to be included in the same bracket as the famous Manchester United and Arsenal sides of old.
Liverpool were 25 points clear of Manchester City at the halt in proceedings due to the global health pandemic.
Ince concedes that what Liverpool have achieved in recent seasons is impressive but they must go even further.
He told Goal: “It’s tough to say that (they are among the best) but I think what Liverpool have done has been a great achievement. I think the quality of the Premier League hasn’t been what it has been previously.
“Are they a great team? I wouldn’t say they are; you have to win it season after season. I think they have got the talent and the manager to become a great team.
“Great teams keep winning. If they win it this year and next year, then we can start calling them a great team.”
Ince scored 17 goals in 81 appearances for Liverpool during his playing days, having also represented Manchester United.
He believes Liverpool must emulate some of the other great sides from the Premier League of old to be considered great.
He continued: “Like that Man City team, that’s a great team. You go back to other teams.
“I say Arsenal invincible, those Man United teams and Liverpool teams that kept winning things constantly. European Cups in Liverpool’s case. For United, it was doubles, trebles and league titles.
“Chelsea’s team with Drogba, Terry and Lampard was a great team. Liverpool needs to continue to become a great team.”
Liverpool finished last season with 97 points yet still fell short in the race to catch Manchester City.
They did win the Champions League, however, and that has proved the catalyst for their magnificent 2019/20 campaign.
Liverpool have been linked with a host of players ahead of the transfer window and that bodes well.
It clearly identifies that Jurgen Klopp won’t be resting on his laurels and will striving for improvements.
The likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Jadon Sancho have been linked and signings of that ilk will certainly help.
Ince is probably right about Liverpool but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t celebrate a magnificent couple of season.