Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has revealed that Liverpool could dominate English football for the next decade if Jurgen Klopp stays at the club.
He has backed the Reds to win at least five of the next ten titles in the Premier League.
Liverpool are currently 22 points clear at the top of the table and their 30-year wait for the league title will come to an end soon. Manchester City are highly unlikely to catch up this season.
Rooney believes that Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea will challenge the Reds in the next few years but Liverpool have a good chance of dominating the English game like Sir Alex Ferguson did with Manchester United.
Coming from a bitter rival, these comments will mean a lot to Klopp and Liverpool fans.
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool prepare for the next season once the title is sealed. They will have to keep improving their squad if they want to stay ahead of the likes of City, United and Chelsea.
Rooney also added that Klopp is a world-class manager and players like to play under coaches like him.
Writing for the Sunday Times, Rooney put: “Liverpool’s squad is young and all the key players are tied down on long contracts. They have huge potential to win more trophies.
“Klopp says it’s impossible for any club to dominate like United once did but he is wrong. There’s a simple way for Liverpool: let Klopp go on and on.
“United dominated because Fergie stayed so long. I think if Klopp, who is only 53, stayed at Anfield for the next ten years Liverpool would win at least five Premier League titles.
“He could keep building great sides because, as I mentioned, players join clubs to work with managers as good as him.
“On the flip side, players stay at clubs because of managers, too. And if Klopp left it would be no surprise to see the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino also deciding to move on. If I were one of Liverpool’s owners, I would be doing everything in my power to tie him down for many years.
“City will be one of the main barriers to Liverpool dominating. If Guardiola stays, they will come back stronger. I’m sure they will make three or four big signings for next season and United will be a lot closer, too. Chelsea are going in the right direction but with the youth of their squad, they might still be a year off competing for the title.
“When Liverpool become champions it will be their 19th league title. A twentieth would draw them level with United and I expect that to drive on Klopp. Given where Liverpool were when he arrived, if he can be the man to propel them past United’s total that would be some legacy.”