Liver­pool ready to chal­lenge: Fer­gu­son

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LIVER­POOL have found their iden­tity un­der man­ager Jur­gen Klopp, who has trans­formed the Mersey­side club into gen­uine Pre­mier League ti­tle con­tenders this sea­son, for­mer Manch­ester United boss Alex Fer­gu­son has said.

Liver­pool have won nine of their 12 games in all com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son and are third in the league be­hind lead­ers Manch­ester City only on goal dif­fer­ence.

"He has done a re­ally good job and re­vived Liver­pool's en­thu­si­asm," Fer­gu­son, who won the league 13 times, told Bri­tish me­dia. "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.

"I'm wor­ried about him be­cause the one thing United don't want is Liver­pool to get above us."

Liver­pool face Crys­tal Palace (11th) at Sel­hurst Park to­day. — Reuters

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