The 40-year old doesn't think Manchester United will suffer in a similar fashion.
The former England international was asked whether United’s recent dip in competitiveness suggests a barren spell – like the one seen at Anfield after the mid 70 and 80s glory years - is in store at Old Trafford, to which he replied:
"I can't see that happening to Manchester United,"
"I never think that we will not be in contention for winning trophies because there is too much history, there is too much embedded into this club to let it just slip away like that."
His comments are likely to provoke the ire of Liverpool fans but there’s no denying United’s success and domination in the Premier League era.
13 of the Red Devil’s top flight league titles have come since the rebranding of the First Division for the 1992-93 campaign.
Their recent continued success has seen United pip Liverpool to the title of most decorated English club domestically – with Liverpool still clearly ahead in terms of European honours - and with the global reach and financial clout of the Manchester club, it’s hard to imagine a sustained period without success of some sort.