Liverpool have well and truly knocked Manchester United off their perch as the most attractive team to sign for in the Premier League after they became champions of England. That’s the opinion of Dietmar Hamann, who believes United have continued on a downward spiral after Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.
Liverpool are champions of England again for the first time in 30 years.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges stormed away with the Premier League title, losing just once this season so far.
The Reds are now champions of England, Europe and the world, having won the Champions League and Club World Cup.
On the flip side, United are still recovering from a series of poor decisions in the aftermath of Ferguson leaving the club.
The Red Devils are battling to qualify for European football, and are 37 points behind the newly-crowned champions.
And Hamann believes Liverpool have become the new dominant force in England, and are five years ahead of United.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the ex-German international claimed he believes Klopp will want to win the Champions League and win Liverpool another league title before he leaves the Merseyside club.
Hamann said: “When I was a player, the club everyone wanted to join was Manchester United.
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“You knew that signing for United guaranteed you winners’ medals.
“They were the biggest club, the club that everyone inside and outside England spoke about.
“Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, United have suffered on the pitch.
“And with perfect timing Jurgen Klopp has come in and made Liverpool the club everyone wants to join.
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“In that respect, he has knocked United off their perch.
“I am not sure Liverpool will dominate the Premier League like United did – because Manchester City and Pep Guardiola will have something to say about that.
“But Liverpool are five years ahead of United – and London’s big clubs are even further behind.
“Klopp has four years left on his contract – and by the time that is up he will want to get past United’s 20 titles and also win the Champions League again.”
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