‘Jurgen Klopp is the closest thing to Sir Alex Ferguson’

Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to a 22-point lead at the summit of the Premier League table with 13 games left to play and it looks inevitable he will be the man to end the Reds’ 30-year wait for the league title.

The German will undoubtedly go down in Liverpool history regardless of whether he does having created arguably the most potent side in Europe, as well as clinching the club’s sixth Champions League last summer. 

While Scousers across the land will be loving every minute of this campaign, fans of Manchester United will be dreading the potential implications of the Reds’ resurgence.

Liverpool have taken back the title of the most-decorated English club this season following their Super Cup and Club World Cup titles, taking Liverpool to 44 trophies with United on 42 and that gap only seems to be going one way. 

Klopp’s recent spree of trophies ended United’s time as the most-decorated club that had been given to them mostly by the work of Sir Alex Ferguson and Dion Dublin has suggested that Liverpool’s manager is the closest thing to Ferguson. 

“I think Klopp is possibly the closest thing to Sir Alex in terms of going into Liverpool and taking charge of the footballing side of that club,” Dublin said on Football Focus

“He’s in charge of the money, where he wants to spend it, who he wants to spend it on and they’re (the Liverpool board) backing him.

“They’ve got the right man, he’s got the right players in and they’ve just been brilliant.”

When Ferguson arrived in Manchester in 1986 from Aberdeen, they had not won the league since 1967. However, he soon emphatically changed that.  

By the time he retired in 2013, United had won 13 league titles and firmly established themselves as the most successful English side over the nineties and noughties. 

It’s far too early to know whether Klopp can come close to emulating Ferguson’s success. However, should Liverpool go the full campaign unbeaten on the way to their first league title in three decades, it could be an ominous sign for their competitors. 

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