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    Friday, 1 April 2022

    'I met Klopp in Switzerland' - Ferguson explains how he's partly responsible for Liverpool's recent success

    Jurgen Klopp has proved to be the perfect match for Liverpool having guided them to the pinnacles of European and world football


    Now, the Liverpool boss is showing no signs of letting up, either, as the Reds are in hot pursuit of an unprecedented quadruple this season. While Liverpool have risen to the very top, United have endured a sharp decline since Ferguson's departure and their trophy drought is on the verge of extending to five years.

    As one of the greatest icons in Manchester United 's history, Sir Alex Ferguson was understandably a villain in the eyes of arch-rivals Liverpool throughout his 26 years at Old Trafford.

    The legendary Scot oversaw a period of Red Devils domination, leading the club to an astonishing 13
    Premier League crowns before calling time on his managerial career in 2013. As United scooped title after title, things were far more bleak on Merseyside, where Liverpool endured a miserable wait for domestic glory.

    It was not until 2020 that Liverpool reclaimed some honour and put an end to their 30-year drought by
    surging to the title with a mammoth tally of 99 points, 18 clear of their closest rival. Jurgen Klopp was, of course, the manager who masterminded the triumph nearly five years on from his appointment at Anfield .

    Ferguson recalled meeting with the Liverpool manager and advised him to "pick a team with expectation". Speaking last year, Ferguson told Ladbible TV : "To my mind, the two exceptional managers are Klopp and [ Manchester City boss Pep] Guardiola, without a doubt.

    "I've watched them working and I've actually been partly responsible for their next moves. Klopp met me in Switzerland and asked me for advice on a move to England and I said 'pick your best team, pick a team with expectation'."

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