Robbie Fowler feels Liverpool will probably fall short in their pursuit of four trophies as rivals Manchester City are just too good.
The Reds are still on the hunt for an historic quadruple, with the EFL Cup already tucked away in their locker. The Premier League title battle has long been a two-horse race between the Merseysiders and Citizens. City are just one point ahead of the rivals but the pair meet on April 10 at the Etihad in what could be a title decider.
The duo will also square off in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 16. They were kept apart in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Liverpool go up against Benfica while Pep Guardiola’s side face another Portuguese club in Sporting. They could play each other in the final of Europe’s elite club competition.
Fowler played for both clubs during a stellar career. He believes the current crop of Anfield stars are as good as anything there has been in the past.
But the former striker refused to rule City out of landing multiple trophies with the quality in their ranks.
“There’s a lot to play for and I am sure if you [ask] Manchester City, they will say exactly the same thing,” he told Sky Sports News. “They are tournaments that both clubs think they can win and they have got the players that are capable of winning many trophies.
“I think it is great being a Liverpool fan right now because we are seeing things that we probably haven’t seen in the past.
“I know the club have won things and it sounds a bit silly but I think what we’re seeing now is arguably one of Liverpool’s greatest-ever squads.”
Fowler in awe of Premier League rivals
City have been the dominant side in English football during the past decade. They have won five Premier League titles and could go back-to-back if they keep Liverpool at bay in 2021-2022.
And Fowler, who scored 28 goals for the Sky Blues, admits he has a soft spot for the champions.
“In all fairness, I do like City and there are lots of good people within the club, Pep Guardiola is an unbelievable manager and what I would say is if Liverpool don’t win everything then I don’t mind if City do,” he added.
The 46-year-old is a Liverpool legend, however, with 189 goals to his name while wearing red. And he believes that Jurgen Klopp’s men would stand a chance of winning four trophies but for the club a few miles to the east.
“I think they are capable but will they? I probably don’t think they will,” he continued. “We know how hard that is. “The players are brilliant at the minute, but Man City are brilliant as well. This is the problem you have got.
“If Liverpool were in this era with [no Man City] to compete with them and then they would have won everything because they are that good, but City have a treble aspiration for themselves and that is the small thing of stopping Liverpool winning all their trophies is Man City are not a bad side either.”