7 Dec 2015

Watch Out: Prem Legend admits he's 'worried' about Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'because' he may usurp Man Utd

Newcastle debacle aside, Jurgen Klopp has made an impressive impact at Liverpool, and although the Reds clearly have a long way to go before becoming genuine title contenders, ex-Man United manager Alex Ferguson is already worried about the German's (potential) long-term impact at Anfield.

When asked today about Liverpool's resurgence, Ferguson hailed Klopp as a 'fantastic' manager, and begrudgingly admitted that things are 'looking up' at Anfield. He further added:

"I know him quite well from the coaching seminars. He's going to make a difference at that club with his personality, drive and knowledge. I'm worried about him because the one thing United don't want is Liverpool to get above us."

A victory over Newcastle on Sunday would've put Liverpool within three points of Man United, but alas, it wasn't to be.

Ferguson should be worried, though, as it's only a matter of time (IMO) before Liverpool overtake Van Gaal's pedestrian team, and I personally have no doubt that the Reds will be above United by the end of the season.

I still find it endlessly amusing that it took 27 years for Ferguson to consolidate Man United's Premier League dominance over Liverpool, but as soon as he left, it took only one year for the Reds reassert superiority over the club's biggest rivals (i.e finishing 2nd during the 2013-14 season).

Granted, United pulled ahead of Liverpool again the following season, but Brendan Rodgers' incompetence in the transfer market is far more responsible for that than United's brilliance on the field.

One things's for sure, though: Man United's status as the dominant force in English football ended five minutes after Ferguson left the club, and unless the Mancs sign Pep Guardiola (*shudder*), they're on a downward spiral to mediocrity.

On a related note: Liverpool fans love to hate Ferguson, but his managerial brilliance is irrefutable, and in my view, the Premier League just isn't the same without him.

Author: Jaimie K


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