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Jurgen Klopp makes ruthless Manchester United title declaration

Jurgen Klopp insists he couldn’t care less whether Manchester United go thirty years without winning the League title.

The Kop boss ended Liverpool’s own thirty year wait for their first League crown last season with Anfield fans last seeing their team win in 1990.

United are seven years and counting since they last lifted the trophy in 2013 – Sir Alex Ferguson’s final campaign before retirement – but Klopp’s not surprised.

He said: “The potential of United is incredible, of course, so I don’t know about the next thirty years – but who cares?”

“It’s not a surprise that United couldn’t win it the last eight years. Because if you are not in a top place and don’t play the best possible football in that year you can’t win it.

Jurgen Klopp is not surprised by the Man Utd title drought

“Just because you are Man United or Liverpool means nothing. You win because you are the best that specific season.

“They may have been close once but then City came up in a crazy way and won it quite a lot of times, Chelsea was still there, Leicester did it in 2016. But am I surprised United haven’t won it, no”

Klopp’s side were relentless in their pursuit of the title last term, winning it by 17 points.

This year though they are being tested with several teams still in contention as we reach the halfway mark.

And the German admits it makes for a more entertaining league.

Man Utd last won the league in 2013
Man Utd last won the league in 2013

He said: “It must be exciting, it must be interesting, it would be boring if it was always the same team.

“Like in the Nineties and early 2000s with United, or earlier with Liverpool. So it’s nice that domination like this will never happen.

“I was a little bit afraid of Manchester City doing something like that and obviously they still can, so it was important somebody stepped in and showed other teams are important in football as well.

“That there’s not only one way to play to be successful. It gave all of us the chance to try it again this season.”




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