Liverpool finished the 2018/19 campaign one point off Premier League winners Manchester City despite having only lost one game during their league campaign.
Although the Reds did finish their season on a high as they lifted the Champions League trophy following a 2-0 win over Tottenham in the final in Madrid.
However, Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have now told manager Jurgen Klopp to sacrifice the FA Cup and Carabao Cup this season, as according to the Mirror, they believe the club’s busy schedule has left the club no room to make a serious challenge in the two domestic cups.
Liverpool last won the league in the 1989/90 season before the creation of the Premier League, which was created a few years later in 1992.
This season the Reds are involved in seven competitions, as they look to win their first league title in 30 years.
Having lost the Community Shield 5-4 on penalties, Liverpool will also participate in the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, as well as all the domestic competitions and the Champions League.
The decision to give youngsters and squad players minutes in the domestic cups might not be welcomed by fans as last season the Reds were knocked out of both competitions in the early rounds following that approach.
Last season Liverpool lost 2-1 to Wolves in the third round of the FA Cup and also lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the third round of the league cup.
When previously speaking about Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes Klopp insisted that it isn’t a two-horse race like last season.
The 52-year-old German believes along with City, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are all in contention this year.
“I’d say there are at least six teams in contention,” he told Sky Sports.
“I don’t know where people get the idea that Arsenal will not challenge, that Chelsea will not challenge with Frank [Lampard] bringing complete excitement to the club.
“Okay, they cannot really be busy in the transfer window, but after years when all the young boys were on loan, now they finally bring them back and get the benefit of that. It’s like it’s made for a transfer ban. Now [Tammy] Abraham and all these other guys come back and it’s a fantastic team.”
Liverpool brought in three players during the transfer window, defender Sepp van den Berg, midfielder Harvey Elliott and goalkeeper Adrian.
Dutch centre-back Van den Berg joined for a reported £1.3m from PEC Zwolle, but that fee could rise to £4.3m with add-ons.
As for Elliott, he cannot turn professional until his 17th birthday next April, after which his previous club Fulham will be entitled to a substantial compensation package as part of the deal.
And Adrian joined on a free transfer as a back-up to Alisson Becker after Liverpool sold Mignolet to Club Bruges for €7million (£6.4m).
But while Klopp admitted that the Reds didn’t have the money in the summer to make the big signings he also isn’t concerned about not spending big every summer.
“New players are never the only solution,” he added.
“And making this team stronger, the starting line-up, that’s really difficult and very expensive and we don’t have that money. That’s how it is.”