Former Liverpool midfielder Bolo Zenden believes supporters will soon turn against Brendan Rodgers, if the Reds boss fails to deliver a trophy in the near future, according to talkSPORT.
Liverpool crashed out of the Capital One Cup semi final on Tuesday night, losing 1-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after extra time, and 2-1 on aggeragate.
And Zenden – who played in the 2007 Champions League final for the Reds – believes Rodgers needs to win a trophy quickly if he is to maintain the backing of the supporters.
“The way Liverpool have been playing lately has been fantastic,” he said. “Obviously the fans are far more happy now than they were at the beginning of the season, but Liverpool and the fans are always looking for the team not just to win games but to get themselves to a final and win a trophy.
“If there is a [trophy] drought it could start working against Brendan Rodgers.
“If you look at his team, there is a lot of youngsters, a lot of prospects. His average team the other day was 24, I believe,” he said.
“It is a young team and when you look at the other teams they have a lot of experience in there. It is a different ball game if you have that [experience] in your team.”