- There may be little love for Wayne Rooney from Liverpool followers however the ex-Manchester United star says the Reds can dominate for a decade.
Modified 21 Jun 2020, 18:30 IST
Jurgen Klopp’s declare that Liverpool can’t dominate within the Premier League like Manchester United did has been disputed by Wayne Rooney, who says the important thing for the Reds is protecting their supervisor.
Liverpool, who’re 22 factors away from Manchester Metropolis, are on the cusp of a primary top-flight title since 1990 and wish simply two extra wins to ensure lifting the trophy.
Boss Klopp stated he feels it’s unattainable for one membership to benefit from the type of success United did beneath the legendary Alex Ferguson, who received 13 Premier League titles throughout his 26-year stint.
Former United captain Rooney – a long-time foe of Liverpool because of his affiliation with Everton and the Crimson Devils – disagrees, although, and tipped the Anfield membership to win the league a minimum of 5 occasions within the subsequent decade on the proviso Klopp stays on the helm.
“Liverpool’s squad is younger and all the important thing gamers are tied down on lengthy contracts. They’ve enormous potential to win extra trophies,” Rooney wrote in his column for The Occasions.
“Klopp says it is unattainable for any membership to dominate like United as soon as did however he’s incorrect.
“There is a easy means for Liverpool: let Klopp go on and on.
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“United dominated as a result of Fergie stayed so lengthy. I believe if Klopp, who is simply 53, stayed at Anfield for the subsequent 10 years Liverpool would win a minimum of 5 Premier League titles.
“He might hold constructing nice sides as a result of, as I discussed, gamers be a part of golf equipment to work with managers nearly as good as him.
“On the flip-side, gamers keep at golf equipment due to managers, too. And if Klopp left it could be no shock to see the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino additionally deciding to maneuver on.
“If I had been considered one of Liverpool’s house owners, I might be doing the whole lot in my energy to tie him down for a few years.”
Rooney received the Premier League 5 occasions enjoying for Ferguson at Previous Trafford, whereas he additionally grew to become a Champions League winner beneath the Scot.
Liverpool’s first recreation again because the suspension of the highest flight as a result of coronavirus pandemic is Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Everton.
Revealed 21 Jun 2020, 18:30 IST