English Premiership

Liverpool CEO takes sly dig at United: 'We're back on our perch!'

2019-09-26 10:54
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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 Jurgen Klopp.

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).

 

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Saturday, 23 November 2019
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Sheffield United v Manchester United, Bramall Lane 18:30
Monday, 25 November 2019
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park 22:00
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