Liverpool legend John Aldridge believes Jurgen Klopp‘s side have learned from and started to develop similarities with their old foe Manchester United.

The Reds remain firmly in the hunt for their first Premier League title, though slipped back into second on Wednesday evening following Manchester City’s victory over Cardiff.

One of the last remaining big hurdles for Klopp’s side was recently overcome however, as they pulled off a late victory over Tottenham at Anfield, and Aldridge believes the events mirrored United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have learnt a crucial thing from Manchester United, says former star

Sir Alex Ferguson's United side were notorious for grinding out results and getting late wins

‘There was a fear factor associated with Alex Ferguson’s title-winning Manchester United teams,’ noted Aldridge, in his weekly column for the Irish Independent.

‘One key aspect of their success has crept into the current Liverpool side.

Kop legend John Aldridge feels his former club have shown they are capable of doing the same

‘You could see opponents visibly cracking when United pushed for late winners in what became known as ‘Fergie Time’, and that quality is now in evidence as Liverpool aim to end their long wait for a Premier League title.’

Liverpool toppled Spurs in the final moments at Anfield, courtesy of a freak mix-up between goalkeeper Hugo Loris and Toby Alderweireld.

Mohamed Salah’s header back across the area caused panic, with the ball eventually bobbling in off the shin of the Belgian defender.

It’s not the first time this season the Reds have salvaged three points from what appeared to be an imminent draw, after overcoming local rivals Everton deep into added time earlier in the season.

The Reds found a crucial last-gasp goal at Anfield to defeat a resilient Tottenham side

Again, an error at the Kop end saw the ball roll over the line and the Reds chalk up another crucial win.

‘This Liverpool team have dug out so many victories in games when they have not been at their best this season and once again,’ Aldridge added.

‘Manchester City are now fully aware that this Liverpool team are not going anywhere and that pressure could be crucial as their hectic month of April heats up.’


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