Alex Ferguson makes ‘powerful’ Liverpool admission as ex-Man Utd boss delivers brutal Spurs jibe
Liverpool has been heralded by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who admits it will be hard for anyone to catch up — least of all Spurs!
Sir Alex Ferguson has begrudgingly admitted that Liverpool and Manchester City remain the clear pace-setters in the modern era of the Premier League. The Manchester United legend, who created a dynasty at Old Trafford, sees it being hard to topple the two sides.
While there was no doubt a degree of humor in the response, Ferguson went on to explain his reasoning. He claimed that even Manchester United will have difficulties closing the gap that has emerged to Liverpool and Manchester City — no doubt a painful truth for him.
“1961 was the last time they won it, that’s a long time,” Ferguson said of Spurs. “The proposition today with Liverpool and Man City being so powerful in the Premier League, even for United…”
Ferguson was cut off at that point, but seemed to be acknowledging that Manchester United faces a similarly stern challenge to Spurs when it comes to truly getting in contention for the title. The wait is starting to grow at Old Trafford, where it has now been a decade since the last Premier League triumph.
This season, Liverpool and Manchester City once again lead the way. Arsenal, last year’s runner-up, can move level on points with Pep Guardiola’s men with a win today — although it’s interesting to note that Ferguson did not place the Gunners in the same bracket of teams that make it so hard for anyone else to claim the title.
But while the iconic Scot was willing to face up to some Manchester United home truths, he could not accept that Spurs are now in better shape to claim a Premier League title at some stage in the future. When that was put to him, he delivered another body blow to Tottenham: “No chance.”
Liverpool.com says: The man who made it his mission to knock Liverpool off its perch has had to watch as it has simply climbed back onto it in the years since he has left Old Trafford. If Jürgen Klopp signs off with a Premier League trophy in his final season, he will leave the Reds having drawn back level with the old rival, at 20 titles apiece.
Ferguson is clearly under no illusions about the reality of the league he left behind, acknowledging the strength of Manchester City and Liverpool at the top. Manchester United is currently sixth, 16 points off the pace set by Klopp’s side.