Goal caught up with former Liverpool keeper Bruce Grobbelaar in the city of his birth, Durban, South Africa and spoke to him about the English club's positive start to the season
Grobbelaar participated in the exciting 5-5 exhibition match between the Liverpool Legends team and South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs Legends.
After letting in five goals with famous former Liverpool teammates 'protecting' him, Grobbelaar was more optimistic about the current Liverpool team's chances in the English Premier League.
“I think we have a great squad with quality players that can take the club to greater heights. I believe we have what it takes to at least win one of the trophies,” Grobbelaar told Goal.
Second placed Liverpool are just two points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, in an open title race due to the factor of rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea having new managers to settle their teams.
After being the most successful club in England with 18 league titles, thanks to some of the legends during Grobbelaar's years, Alex Ferguson's United overtook them in recent years. Liverpool haven't won the title since 1990, but have won the Cup competitions on offer in the last two decades.
“We cannot be an average club. When I used to play, the manager would tell us that you are as good as your last performance. That made all the players more hungry to finish strong,” the Zimbabwean said.Liverpool's main aim under manager Brendan Rodgers is to finish in the top four to qualify for the Uefa Champions League. Grobbelaar underlines that this season offers a great opportunity to achieve their goal for the first time since Rafa Benitez reign at the club in 2009.
"Anything is possible if we keep our focus and continue to show the work ethic we are showing now. I believe we have what it takes to compete in the Champions League," said Grobbelaar.
This is an interesting point by Grobbelaar, who believes that Liverpool not only have the quality to qualify, but to also compete against the best in the competition again.