Saturday 3 December 2016

Alex Ferguson wary of Jurgen Klopp's impact at Liverpool

Charlie Rusholme

Published 28/10/2016 | 07:45

Jurgen Klopp and (right) Alex Ferguson
Jurgen Klopp and (right) Alex Ferguson

FORMER Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are “well and truly” Premier League title contenders.

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In an interview with a German magazine, Fergie praised Klopp’s impact on Anfield.

The Scot said Klopp had “revived Liverpool’s enthusiasm” since taking over as manager in October 2015.”

He added: “It can happen that big clubs lose it. For two decades, Liverpool changed managers without building their own identity.

“You can now well and truly sense that you have to count them in this year.

“You can see Klopp’s dedication on the sideline, I’m convinced his work in training is similar.

“He’s a strong personality. That’s absolutely vital at a big club.”

This is the second time Ferguson had lauded the brilliance of the 49-year-old.

Last December he said: “I’m worried about him because the one thing United don’t want is Liverpool to get above us.”

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