Bruce Grobbelaar believes success at Liverpool will be measured by performances rather than trophies this season.
The Reds have crashed out of both domestic cup competitions and sit ninth in the Premier League table, with the only realistic chance of success coming from a Europa League win.
But Grobbelaar, who won the First Division title six times with the Anfield club, claims Brendan Rodgers is not being tested on the honours he wins this year, but whether he can get the team playing a attractive brand of football.
“If you look at the owners of the club they are not very gung-ho about winning trophies,” he told the Sports Bar. “They want to try and get things right.
“They are a more traditional style of owners. I don’t think they need to win a trophy this season, as long as they can progress and play good football for the supporters [that will be success].
“They are so Jekyll and Hyde. The supporters must be tearing their hair out, they are brilliant and the next game they are hopeless."
Grobbelaar went on to claim that Liverpool must start to rest their young stars, like Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey and Joe Allen, otherwise they face burn out.
“Brendan Rodgers cannot rely on the youngsters all the time,” he added. “He’s got to use the older stalwarts. The young guys haven’t got the stamina.
“Raheem Sterling, Jonjo Shelvey, even Joe Allen, if they can just give them a rest and bring on some of the older players, I’m sure that they will turn the season around.”