Former Red Paul Ince believes that Liverpool are not one of the great Premier League sides as of yet.

In the past eight months, the Reds have won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

The club are also likely to add the Premier League title to the aforementioned list of achievements when the coronavirus clears.

However, despite what the Reds have achieved as of late, Ince believes Jurgen Klopp’s side still need to achieve more to become one of the all-time great Premier League teams.

“It is tough to say that [they are among the best] but I think what Liverpool have done has been a great achievement,” Ince told Goal. “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 it a great team.

“Like that Man City team, that’s a great team. Liverpool have been good in the last two years but they need to keep winning things before we say it is a great team. You go back to other great teams.

“I say Arsenal Invincibles, 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.”

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MADRID, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 18: The Liverpool team pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC at Wanda Metropolitano on February 18, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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There is nothing wrong with what Ince has said. If anything, it should give Liverpool the motivation to go on and become better.

The danger with pundits praising you as a football side is that you can become comfortable. The more uncomfortable this Liverpool side feel, the better.

I personally believe they can get better under Klopp, but only time will tell.

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