Sam Allardyce says people can see why they compare Liverpool to Manchester United’s three – time winners.
Liverpool ended a long wait Premier League Last season they comfortably advanced to first place a year after being crowned European champions.
Yet their title win failed to break any records and they did not win any other silverware with the Premier League.
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Despite this, Liverpool’s performance has led to a debate over whether they can be considered one of the best Premier League teams of all time.
West Brom boss Allardyce, who played for Liverpool this afternoon, believes the comparison between the two sides is fair – however, he acknowledges that Liverpool should continue to win trophies.
“This Liverpool side is in the highest position you can get at the moment. Although they are as good as United’s treble team, some will say yes,” he said.
Manchester United were frustrated when they were held to a late draw by a win at Leicester in an early kick-off match on Boxing Day.
United took the lead twice with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandez, but the late Jamie Verdy’s strike ended 2-2, meaning the Rocks jumped to Fox and missed out on second-place chances in the Premier League table.
With Tuesday night’s treat for the Wolves, there’s not much time to wait for United to return to successful ways.
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“What this page has to do is win trophies in the next two years. Then you can make a more rounded decision.
“The remarkable thing is how well they play, even with their injury list.
“I don’t think Jurgen has experienced this before. The size and quality of the players he has sidelined is remarkable, and the youngsters who have stepped in are fantastic.
“We need to make sure we stop them, stop them from the beginning.”