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Former Arsenal boss on Liverpool - 'it's unfair that his success is being overlooked'

By Charles Cornwall

Former Arsenal boss on Liverpool - 'it's unfair that his success is being overlooked'

According to Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp's side are still competing for glory alongside Manchester City.

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes Liverpool's success in recent years has been unfairly overlooked as Jurgen Klopp's side continue to compete for glory alongside Manchester City. The Reds finished second in waiting for top-flight glory during the 2019/20 season, but were pipped to the Premier League title by a single point on two occasions in the last three years, with City instead claiming top honours that were within touching distance.

Both City and Liverpool have raised the bar for teams aspiring to compete at the top of the table, with 90 points or more now considered a must for title contenders. Another team regarded as one of the best witnesses of the modern era is Arsenal, who remained unbeaten throughout the 2003/04 season.

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Wenger, who was responsible for this significant achievement, has reflected on his 22 years in charge of the Gunners and believes Liverpool are up there with the best and should receive more recognition for their quality.

Arsene Wenger's words

The French manager told Sky Sports: "I would say the team between 2002 and 2004 was definitely the most dominant in the league," recalling his time as manager of the north London outfit. "We had very good teams, always. It's like at the moment, you have City and Liverpool in the last five years being the dominant teams and they are exceptional teams."

"Liverpool have only won the championship once, but that doesn't mean by finishing second they are a bad team. They are still a great team. When you lose a championship in 38 games by one point, you can't say it's a failure. It's still a fantastic season for Liverpool. People always talk only when you win, but there are seasons when you don't win and you still play fantastic football," Wenger added.