Cape Town - Liverpool chief executive officer Peter Moore believes the
Merseyside Reds are back on their 'perch' taking a sly dig at Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson famously said that he will do everything
to, 'knock Liverpool right off their f****** perch' when the Red Devils unveiled
the Scotsman as their manager in 1986.
And during his 26 years, he certainly guided United to the
top of English football - winning 13 Premier League titles - taking them to 20
titles compared to Liverpool’s 18.
However, after Ferguson retired in 2013, United have been on
a rapid decline whereas Liverpool are enjoying life under the tutelage of
The German guided the Reds to a second-place finish in the
Premier League while they went a step further in claiming their sixth Champions
League crown in May.
With six games into the Premier League, the Merseyside are
already five points ahead of champions Manchester City.
"We are back on our perch, as we famously say," More told told former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson at
the World Football Summit in Madrid.
"What the Fenway Sports Group have done at Liverpool over
the past nine years is nothing short of miraculous.
"They have gone through ups and downs but have stayed the
course and never taken a penny out of the club."
Liverpool took one step closer in the League Cup on Wednesday
evening after edging MK Dons 2-0 and will now visit Arsenal in the next round.
On Saturday, they shift their focus back to the Premier
League for their travels to Sheffield United.
Kick-off is at 13:30 (SA time).