Robbie Fowler tips ‘frightening’ Liverpool for more silverware

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler reckons Jurgen Klopp’s men will win even more trophies after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final.

Liverpool ended a seven-year trophy drought to win a sixth European crown in Madrid on Saturday following Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi’s goals to seal victory over Spurs.

It’s the first time Klopp has won silverware at Anfield upon suffering three cup final defeats in the past.

Now, Reds icon Fowler is tipping them to embark on even more success in the future.

“Liverpool are well and truly back on the world stage, it will only snowball, and grow even more,” Fowler wrote in the Daily Mirror.

“Taking that step, getting over the line for the first time with a real piece of silverware is massive. It’s the process all sides must go through, a fundamental experience on the path to being an elite-level side.

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MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool lifts the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

“People look at Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson, and they see the cabinet full of silverware as confirmation they were always winners. But they had to lose the title, painfully, before they got over the line. Liverpool have been the same.

“They are a growing team, a young team that is still learning and still lacks experience. You could see that in the nerves they clearly displayed in what was a poor first half.

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“Their inexperience told last year in the final. Real Madrid just had too much knowledge for them in the end. Once Mo Salah was injured, they didn’t have the experience to deal with it.

“It’s a process. A painful one at times. Yet they came back. They came all the way to Madrid, for another Champions League final, and another step on the way. A step that takes them into that group at the very summit of the world game.”

Fowler added: “Liverpool have a side that is already at the top, and will only get better.

MADRID, SPAIN – JUNE 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

“The prospect is slightly frightening. They’ve finished second with 97 points, swept the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona aside to get back into the final and are still nowhere near the height of their potential. Winning a trophy unlocks that potential.”

“When Liverpool won the Champions League in 2005, when we lost it in 2007, I don’t think there was quite the sense that the club was on the verge of something like it is now.

“With Jurgen Klopp there for at least three more years and none of his stars likely to leave, they will grow, no doubt.”

Fowler is a former striker, who scored 183 goals in 369 games across two separate spells for Liverpool.

The 44-year-old won the FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup in his time at Anfield and is considered a “god” among the supporters.

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LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 04: Robbie Fowler of Liverpool turns to celebrate his goal which was disallowed as Chris Powell of Charlton Athletic (22) signals the offside during the Barclays Premiership match between Liverpool and Charlton Athletic at Anfield on March 4, 2006 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)