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‘Klopp the next best thing since Ferguson in the Premier League’ says former United man

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Jurgen Klopp has been the closest manager to Ferguson since the Scot retired from the league, according to former United man Dublin.

Jurgen Klopp is the closest manager in quality since Ferguson retired, according to Dublin who worked under Ferguson in his tenure.

Klopp is on the verge of leading Liverpool to their first title in 30 years after opening a 22-point lead at the top of the league.

Klopp still has an impossible task to reach 13 titles but Dublin believes the German is on the right path.

“I think Klopp is possibly the closest thing to Sir Alex in terms of going into Liverpool and taking charge of the footballing side of that club,” Dublin said on the BBC’s ‘Football Focus’ programme. 

“He’s in charge of the money, where he wants to spend it, who he wants to spend it on and the Liverpool board are backing him.

“They’ve got the right man, he’s got the right players in and they’ve just been brilliant.”