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Ferguson backs Liverpool as title challengers

Sir Alex Ferguson thinks Jurgen Klopp is doing an excellent job at Liverpool, and is tipping the Reds to challenge for the league title this season.

Liverpool has been on a long drought when it comes to league titles. They haven’t won any silverware in the Premier League era, as their last league championship came back in 1990 when Kenny Dalglish was in charge and the team had players like Glenn Hysen, Peter Beardsley and Ian Rush.

With Jurgen Klopp at the helm, legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is backing the Reds to make a run at the title this year, as he has given the team a sense of identity.

“He has done a really good job and revived Liverpool’s enthusiasm,” Ferguson told Kicker.

“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.”

Since Klopp took over in October 2015, he’s picked up 32 wins in 64 games in all competitions, along with 19 draws and 13 losses.

Liverpool sits in third place after picking up a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion last weekend. They are level on points with Manchester City and Arsenal.

The Reds take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

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