Former Reds ace calls for Europa League improvement.
Premier League clubs have to do better in the Europa League to show that the English top flight is the best in the world, Jamie Carragher writes in the Daily Mail.
The former Liverpool defender has won the trophy himself, but only Chelsea have claimed the trophy since then as teams from Spain have dominated the competition.
“In terms of pure quality, I don’t think we can make the boast of being the best,” Carragher said.
“With the money that has flooded in, our teams should be carrying all before them in Europe.
“The Europa League, in particular, is something we should be stamping our presence all over. That tournament gets criticised but I believe it is the real indicator of how strong a country’s league is. England’s performance in the last 15 years has, frankly, been awful.
“Only Liverpool (2001) and Chelsea (2013) have lifted the trophy; Middlesbrough (2006) and Fulham (2010) are the others who have contested the final. Spanish teams, in the same period, have provided six winners and three other finalists. We have grossly underperformed.”