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3rd Mar, 2017 | 7:35pm

Danny Murphy delivers Liverpool title verdict, fans will be disappointed

By Harvey Byrne

Former midfielder Danny Murphy believes Liverpool could be as far as five or ten years away from winning the Premier League title.

The Merseyside giants have fallen out of the top four places after a dreadful run of form since the turn of 2017 which has seen them win just one Premier League game.

They are currently sat one point behind Saturday opponents Arsenal in fourth and a massive 14 points behind league leaders Chelsea.

Now, Murphy, who played for Liverpool for seven years himself believes the club may have to wait a bit longer for their first ever Premier League title.

“Brendan Rodgers was one game, you could argue one slip, away from winning the Premier League, from being the legend and maybe even being still in the job now,” started Murphy speaking on TalkSPORT.

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“And I would go as far as saying that Liverpool are now five years away from winning it, maybe even ten.

“The worry is, what funds is Klopp going to receive in the summer to rebuild and add to that squad?

“It’s all well and good coming out and saying the right things about being happy to work with players, saying they’re getting better and they’re going to improve, but the quality he has in the squad isn’t up to what it should be to compete.

“In the previous summer and January windows their net spend was not big at all.

“That raises questions, for me, over whether the owners are ambitious enough to really compete, because they’re going to have to throw a lot at it if they want to. They’re well short.”

Fans will clearly be disappointed by these claims from Murphy as they are eager for the famous club to end their 27-year wait for the title.

Additionally, they will be especially dismayed at these comments coming from a former player.

Those associated with Liverpool will surely be keen to prove Murphy wrong and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to bring the same success as he had at Borussia Dortmund when they won the Bundesliga.

As mentioned, the Reds will be taking on Arsenal at Anfield next and a win could see them rise back up to third place, while a loss could result in the dropping to sixth.

In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the Reds’ clash with Arsenal.

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