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Lack of recent titles does not affect Liverpool's status - Bolton's Coyle

Bolton manager Owen Coyle does not believe a lack of trophies over the past 20 years has not affected Liverpool's status as a global club.

The Reds have not won the English league title since the 1989/90 season but Coyle, whose Trotters host Kenny Dalglish's Reds on Saturday, says that lack of fortune has not negatively affected the Anfield club's standing.

"It doesn't affect their status, just as it never affected Manchester United's status when they hadn't won the championship for 26 years until Sir Alex Ferguson sorted it out," said Coyle.

"Kenny Dalglish is used to winning trophies and football can change from one year to another.

"Liverpool will deem it as a long time since their last championship but in that period, they have still won trophies, including the Champions League.

"Now they are on the verge of reaching the Carling Cup final, when they would be big favourites given a team from the Championship will be the opposition.

"There is no doubt Liverpool will always be amongst the honours."

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