Rio Ferdinand Admits He Thinks Liverpool Could Be Dominant For A While
Rio Ferdinand has praised Liverpool for how they've gone about building their soon to be title winning side and warned they could dominate English football for quite a while.
After going the first 25 games of the season without losing Jurgen Klopp's side now know they could secure a title win before the end of March.
The Reds are dominating the league and lead by 22 points and Ferdinand feels that this could just be the start of it. Speaking at the launch of BT's new 4-3-3 partnership with the Home Nations, Ferdinand said, "I think that is the scary part for everyone else is that Liverpool, this isn't about today, they're going to be in this for the long haul.
"They look like a team that is being built for the long-term."
Gleaming about how the Anfield outfit have gone about changing themselves from top four challengers to the dominant side in the league the former Manchester United defender added, "I think others team, other owners, can take a lead off of what Liverpool have done. They've invested in their manager, they've invested in his ideas. He's been allowed to implement them over time.
"He didn't have success immediately, but you're seeing it bears fruit four or five years on now from the beginnings of that.
"He was given time and the resources and now the trophies are coming."
Ferdinand's comments about the owners investing and how the club is set up might not be a direct dig at his own former side United but it might well be an inadvertent one.
Ed Woodward and the Glazers have been criticised by fans of the club with how it's been run in the past few years with many concluding that only Sir Alex Ferguson's involvement stopped the club falling from the top of the league sooner.
Liverpool on the other hand could end up winning the league before March is over, thanks to Manchester City's loss to Spurs last week, and the current champions could end up giving the heirs to their throne a guard of honour before their match on April 4th.
Will Liverpool stop at one title or how many will they win in the future?