James Milner feels it is high time Liverpool shook off the label as underachievers and started to put some silverware in the trophy cabinet.
The 33-year-old is in his fourth season at Anfield but has yet to lift a trophy, with the Reds beaten in the final of last season’s Champions League by Spanish giants Real Madrid.
They are still alive in this year’s elite European competition and also embroiled in a head-to-head with Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Milner, who won two Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and an EFL Cup during his five seasons at City, is now eager to taste success with the Merseysiders.
“You know, it’s been so long since we won a league title,” he told reporters.
“Even in recent years, Liverpool haven’t won as many trophies as they should do for such a big club.”
Next up is a clash with Premier League strugglers Fulham on Sunday, with Jurgen Klopp’s high flyers 1.25 to take all three points and the west Londoners on offer at 12.00.
Scott Parker is now in charge of the Cottagers – the club’s third manger this term – but it is surely forlorn hope, with 13 points to make up to 17th-placed Burnley.
It is all about playing for pride and planning for next season for the Londoners, but for Milner and his team-mates every match until the end of the season is like a cup final.