Liverpool legend John Aldridge believes that the present side has far less pressure on them than they had when he was playing, revealing that the Reds were expected to win the league title every season without any excuses.
The Reds have not won the domestic league title for nearly three decades and are looking to win their first Premier League title as they go toe to toe with defending champions Manchester City in the race to the top.
Aldridge, however, believes that not having won the title for so long means that the pressure the team is facing is far less than the demand from fans to win the league every year.
“There is ridiculous hype because it is Liverpool and it’s all these years we haven’t won the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.
“There is a lot of interest worldwide, with the fan base Liverpool have, but I can’t believe there is so much talk with January only just finished – it’s crazy to be quite honest.
“They are doing all right at the moment. They had a little bit of a blip and have a few injuries to contend with. You talk about pressure now, we had pressure every season – 60s, 70s, 80s – every season to win it.
“The pressure was on the team to do the business and we did an awful lot. Season-in, season-out. Retaining it. That was a different type of pressure.
“We have always had expectations, we expected it every single season – silverware, silverware, silverware. For us not to win a cup in a season was ridiculous because the standards were raised.”
It remains to be seen if Liverpool will be able to break their duck, but they have a tough task on their hands, considering they are out of the FA cup and the League Cup.