Liverpool title drought now extends further than Manchester United's

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With a Europa League semi-final on the horizon, it could yet prove to be a very successful season for Liverpool Football Club.

And it is not just the end of the current campaign that Liverpool fans should be looking forward to. They have one of the game's most exciting managers in Jurgen Klopp and a young squad capable of challenging for serious honours in the coming years.

But, for now, the famous Anfield outfit and their millions of loyal fans are still suffering from a significantly long title drought. It has been 26 years since the likes of Alan Hansen and John Barnes lifted the famous old trophy aloft in front of the Kop.


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While Champions League titles, FA Cups and League Cups have been won in the interim, Liverpool's long wait to be champions of England again continues unabated.

And today marks a significant milestone in that wait. Today, on 25h April 2016, their drought extended to 9,494 days. Why is it significant? Well, it has surpassed the 9,493 days that Manchester United infamously went without a title between 1967 and 1993.

During that dark period in Manchester United's history, Liverpool dominated British football, winning 13 Division One titles as well as a host of other major honours. Now the tables have been turned in freakishly similar circumstances with the Red Devils winning 13 Premier League titles since Liverpool last finished top of the pile.


Needless to say, some Manchester United fans are celebrating like it is Christmas come early on Twitter.

Challenging for the title

Liverpool have never won the Premier League but they have finished second on three occasions, breaking two records in the process. In 2009, they became the only team to lose only two games in a season and still not win the title while in 2014 they became the first team to score over 100 goals in a season and not win.

But, as previously mentioned, there is much to be excited about if you are still supporting the Merseyside outfit, at least according to Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry. The Frenchman believes Klopp will have Liverpool back amongst the challengers next season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Henry said: "If I was one of the players now playing for the other team, they're going to have a pre-season together, he's going to bring people along.

"I think Liverpool, if they didn't lose against Southampton, would've been there challenging for the top four.

"Next season they will challenge for the title I think under Klopp."

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