Liverpool need to experience the feeling of winning trophies again to take the next step and compete with Europe’s best, defender James Milner has said.
Liverpool, who secured fourth spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Sunday, have not won a major trophy since their League Cup triumph five years ago.
Liverpool lost out in last year’s League Cup and Europa League finals and Milner, who won the FA Cup with Manchester City in 2011 before their run of two league titles in three years, said winning one trophy is a catalyst for more.
“Personally the biggest thing for us at City was winning the FA Cup: getting that first trophy under our belt, winning something, giving you that belief,” Milner said.
Midfielder Adam Lallana also expected Liverpool to be ready to compete for silverware next season.