By Emma Sanders

Steve Nicol believes winning trophies was so common during the Liverpool glory days that it became as much part of his day-to-day routine as eating breakfast.

The former Anfield great believes it is the “Liverpool way” to win silverware as he explained how it was the minimum expectation during the 1980s and early 1990s.

“Lifting trophies at that time with Liverpool was like getting up in the morning and having your breakfast,” Nichol told the official Liverpool website.

“It was expected. When you won it and you got it, it was fantastic and we went out and celebrated but there was also a sense of ‘that was what we were supposed to do.’

“We keep talking about the Liverpool way – when someone makes a mess, everyone is there to sweep them up and pick them up from their mistake.

“The Liverpool way is about winning trophies,” he added.

Nicol joined the Reds in October 1981 and spent 12 years with the club, becoming a fan-favourite as he lifted the league title four times.

The former European Champion made 468 appearances for Liverpool, playing alongside some of the club’s greatest players including John Barnes, Ronnie Whelan and John Aldridge.

Liverpool currently in third place in the Premier League, level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top.

They have won five of their opening nine league fixtures, including vital victories against Chelsea, Arsenal and Leicester City, as well as draws against Tottenham and Manchester United.

Klopp’s side take on Crystal Palace in their next league fixture at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening, hoping not to fall behind the league leaders.

In other Liverpool news, this is the expected starting line-up to face Crystal Palace.