Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that he feared his team may have been denied the chance to win the league title by the coronavirus stoppage. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said that he feared his team may have been denied the chance to win the league title by the coronavirus stoppage. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

We'll never be as dominant as Alex Ferguson's United, says Jurgen Klopp

By Sports Reporter Time of article published Jun 21, 2020

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CAPE TOWN – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted his side will not dominate English football the way Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United did over three decades.

Had Manchester City dropped points in their game against Arsenal, Liverpool would have wrapped up the title at Goodison Park on Sunday, but will need another game after the champions beat a toothless Gunners’ side when the Premier League resumed play last week.

Speaking ahead of the Merseyside Derby, Klopp said: “I don’t think it is possible to dominate anymore, to be honest.

“United had a pretty good combination, with an exceptional manager with a super eye for players and fantastic timing for how long you need a player in the team,” said the German.

“The replacements he [Ferguson] got were always exceptional – and there was the money, too. The combination for United was really good. We must have done something right, obviously, until now. But we have to do these things – and probably even more – to stay successful.

“And believe me, the others will not stop. United will strike back and Chelsea are on the front foot in the transfer market while no-one else has done anything becaise the times are so uncertain.

“And when I saw Manchester City beat Arsenal, I asked how it is possible we have 22 more points than them?”

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