Rio Ferdinand tells Jurgen Klopp the Sir Alex Ferguson tactic he should use to win Premier League

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The Premier League title is probably going to be won by either Liverpool or Manchester City this season.

As things stand, Liverpool lead the way on 57 points while Man City, with a game in hand, are on 50.

We shouldn’t rule out Tottenham Hotspur just yet but a 3-1 defeat against Wolves in December highlighted their fragility.

Jurgen Klopp knows what it takes to win a league title - he won the Bundesliga twice with Borussia Dortmund - and he’ll need that experience if he wants to take Liverpool over the line.

Much has been made about the fact that Liverpool have never won the Premier League title but this season represents a great opportunity to end that.

The Reds deserve to be in this position; their attack is among the best in Europe and Klopp has worked hard to improve the defence, adding Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker to his squad.

They’ve clearly got the talent; it’s how Klopp manages his players’ mentalities in the coming months that will be crucial in deciding the title race.

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Ferdinand's advice for Klopp

Rio Ferdinand, who won the Premier League six times with Manchester United, believes Klopp should use a tactic deployed by Sir Alex Ferguson if he wants to become champions.

Speaking on BT Sport on Saturday, Ferdinand said it’s important for the Liverpool boss to sow seeds of confidence at Anfield.

“I think Jurgen Klopp it's important he actually tries to take the focus off of the history," Ferdinand said, per the Mirror.

"That will be a big burden on their shoulders - if it's allowed to be.


"When I was fortunate enough to be in a changing room with Sir Alex Ferguson, in times of need when the pressure is on, someone was chasing or when Liverpool or Chelsea were just ahead of us, he would find something we could hook into.

"It wouldn't be obvious but it would be something about us a lot of the time - what we were good at, why we're here.

"It would be little gems that he would put into your mind as an individual and it grew as a collective belief that you just cling on to.

"If Liverpool go out and put in a massive performance against one of the big teams, they put them to sleep and win three or four-nil, then you get the momentum again."

Liverpool won’t face another ‘big team’ now until February 24, when they travel to Man United.

By then, the title race may have already taken a few unexpected twists.

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