Website Language

Active date

Sir Alex Ferguson’s warning about winning Premier League is coming true with Liverpool

Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United watches from the stand during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton FC at Old Trafford on July 13, 2020 in Manchester, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Image source: Matthew Peters/Manchester United/ Getty Images

Former Manchester United full-back Danny Simpson has recalled what former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson told him about winning the Premier League. According to Simpson, Ferguson “always used to say that the season after winning the league is always going to be the hardest” and has insisted, Liverpool’s current attempts to win the league prove, Ferguson was right.

Jurgen Klopp’s side won the Premier League title last season, however, currently, they are sitting fourth in the league. Moreover, the Reds scored their first league goal of the year only on January 28.

Simpson said via Daily Star: “I’m not surprised Liverpool are struggling at the moment if I’m being honest. Sir Alex always used to say that the season after winning the league is always going to be the hardest.

“We weren’t expected to win the league the year we did with Leicester, so it wasn’t like there were any real expectations for us to go and defend it in the following season, but we still experienced how difficult it was playing for a season as champions.

“Wherever you go or whoever comes to your stadium, the opponent always puts in that little bit more to get something from the champions and it’s something Liverpool are experiencing now.”

Despite the struggles Liverpool currently having, Simpson believes they are still in the race for the title.

“It is difficult but I do think it’s just a bad spell. I think they’re allowed a bad spell; it’s the first one they’ve had in years,” he said. “Everyone has them, it’s just about whether they can get through it and start challenging again in the league. You can’t rule Liverpool out. I’m not too sure when Diogo Jota is back but they could do with them.

“With the way that front three are performing at the moment, you’d think Jota would be able to come in and just give them that boost by taking some pressure off them and getting a few goals himself.”

Source: Daily Star/*Join us on Telegram!

Liverpool to let defender leave before transfer deadline despite injury crisis