Paul Ince explains why Jurgen Klopp reminds him of Sir Alex Ferguson

Paul Ince has the unique perspective of having represented both Liverpool and Manchester United in his storied career.

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Paul Ince represented both Liverpool and Manchester United in his storied career.

Ince played for Manchester United between 1989 and 1995

At United, the midfield stalwart was part of the early Sir Alex Ferguson sides that won the first editions of the Premier League in the early-to-mid 90s.

He would then have a brief stint at Inter Milan before crossing the divide and joining Manchester United’s arch-rivals Liverpool.

As a football manager and respected pundit, Ince has now revealed that Jurgen Klopp reminds him of Sir Alex Ferguson in the way he is rebuilding the Liverpool squad again.

What did Paul Ince say about Jurgen Klopp?

Speaking about Liverpool via DAZN, the former Liverpool and Manchester United man said:

“I think you’ve got to give credit to Jurgen Klopp,” Ince began.

“He recognised there was an issue in the midfield, and he’s brought in some really good players in Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister, then also integrated Curtis Jones back in there.”

“He’s recognised the weakness in his team, and he’s gone out and done something about it.

“Sir Alex Ferguson was really good at transitioning his team – bringing out three or four players and replacing them well – and I think that’s exactly what Klopp is doing now.”

Jurgen Klopp’s ‘2.0’

It’s fair to say that not even Jurgen Klopp himself would have expected this new-look Liverpool side to get off the ground so quickly.

The Reds are currently three points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Furthermore, they are still going strong in all three cup competitions and look good value to win at least one of them.

Sir Alex managed many great iterations of Manchester United.

From the pioneering treble winners in 1999, to the European champions in 2008, Ferguson masterminded the changes.

Now Jurgen Klopp is set to follow suite and create a dynasty of his own at Anfield.

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