Ryan Giggs, Manchester United legend and 13-time Premier League medal winner recently came out in favor of Liverpool being serious challengers for the league title this season. The Reds could also go on to win several more if they taste success.
Liverpool are yet to win a Premier League title since the First Division football league re-branded itself in 1992. The Merseyside club won 18 titles before the start of the new era.
According to Giggs, the lack of European football will help Liverpool and manager Jurgen Klopp to focus more on the league. This will help them compete effectively for a spot at the top of the table. If the Reds are able to achieve their breakthrough success, then several more league titles could follow at Anfield.
“My view is that it will be more difficult in the present day for one club to dominate as United did in the 1990s and 2000s, but Liverpool would not settle for one Premier League. They would want more.” Giggs said, as reported by The Telegraph.
The 42-year-old believes that Liverpool were left with a void when talismanic figure Steven Gerrard left the club to join LA Galaxy in the Major League Soccer (MLS) last year. However, this could be a benefit for The Reds as other players will now have the opportunity to carry the baton, according to Goal.com.
Giggs compared Gerrard’s departure to that of Roy Keane at Manchester United in 2005. The Welshman explained that Keane’s departure allowed other players to take more responsibility and it helped the club in the end.
“In many respects it was the same at United when Roy Keane left in 2005. For years, he had been like two players for us, and, when he left, others had to step up to fill the void.” Giggs added.
The man from Cardiff, United Kingdom has singled out Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson as the two individuals who could lead Liverpool for several more years in the future.
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