Rio Ferdinand fears phenomenal Liverpool will dominate football for a long time

Rio Ferdinand fears a period of dominance from a Liverpool team he believes are ‘phenomenal’.

Admitting that will no doubt pain the Manchester United legend, who can do nothing but sit back and admire what his great rivals are achieving. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side are on the cusp of winning their first-ever Premier League title, running away with a 22 point lead at the top of the table. 

Just six more wins are required for Liverpool to scoop more silverware, which will follow last season’s Champions League victory and the Club World Cup win in December. 

But according to Ferdinand, this might just be the beginning. 

“You have to respect it, I think Liverpool have done a tremendous job,” he said, per the Mirror.

“In the last two years, the amount of points they have accumulated has been phenomenal. They’ve done that, you have to admire it and respect it.

“You’re not lucky to win the league, I know that from experience. You haven’t got to be lucky you’ve got to be good enough to win a league and Liverpool are more than good enough.

“I think the scary part for everyone else is that [for] Liverpool, this isn’t about today, they’re going to be in this for the long haul.”

Ferdinand also suggested that other clubs can look at what the Reds are building at Anfield and even learn from them. 

“They look like a team that is being built for the long-term. I think other teams, other owners, can take a lead off of what Liverpool have done,” the BT Sport pundit continued.

“They’ve invested in their manager, they’ve invested in his ideas. He’s been allowed to implement them over time. 

“He didn’t have success immediately, but you’re seeing it bears fruit four or five years on now from the beginnings of that.

“He was given time and the resources and now the trophies are coming.” 

If even a Man United legend like Ferdinand can admire what Liverpool are doing, then surely it’s time for the rest of us to follow suit. 

You might not like it, but it seems Klopp is building a dynasty at Anfield and it really is tough to see anyone stopping the Reds from dominating for a long, long time. 

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