Manchester United have been told that Liverpool are on the verge of matching their famous 1999 treble winning squad.
Under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson, United won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League in the 1998/99 season. The latter triumph came in dramatic circumstances as Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored in injury time to defeat Bayern Munich at Camp Nou.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have secured two trophies so far this season, having beaten Chelsea twice on penalties at Wembley Stadium to lift the League and FA Cup. The Merseyside club missed out on a famous quadruple after finishing one point behind Man City on Sunday to finish second but will be gunning for European glory against Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday.
And according to David James, Liverpool can still become equal to that legendary United team depending on what happens in Paris on Saturday night. Speaking to Genting Casino, he said: “Which team is better?
“That’s like trying to compare Messi and Ronaldo with Pele — it was a different era with a different way of playing football. The similarity would be the belief that these teams have got, the belief that they were never beaten, the belief that they had the quality and skill to win games when everyone thought they’d lose.
“They both deserve to be in the same position. If Liverpool beat Real Madrid then they’d both be on the same pedestal.”