Liverpool flashed their Premier League title credentials on Saturday with a brilliant come-from-behind win.
Alan Shearer has written in The Sun that Liverpool are reminding him of Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side in the 90s.
Jurgen Klopp’s side snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Saturday by scoring two late goals to beat Aston Villa 2-1 away from home.
First, Andy Robertson powered home a header on 87 minutes, before Sadio Mane grabbed a last-gasp winner.
Instead of celebrating the equaliser, the Liverpool players darted back to the halfway line to restart the game as soon as possible.
And Shearer believes that such a mentality and will to win is reminiscent of the type of resilience that Ferguson’s Red Devils had in spades.
He wrote: “A telling moment came when Andy Robertson powered home his equalising header. There were no huge celebrations — instead Liverpool’s players simply grabbed the ball and raced back for the kick-off.
“Liverpool have become like Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United teams in the 90s. Since the start of last season, the Reds have scored 23 goals in the final ten minutes of matches — the highest of any Prem team. Liverpool just seem to find a way to make things happen.”
It was a huge victory for Liverpool – who haven’t lost a Premier League game for 10 months – and one that keeps them six points clear of Manchester City at the summit.
Had they lost, City, who also came from behind to beat Southampton on Saturday, would’ve gone into this weekend’s massive clash at Anfield knowing that victory would take them top of the table.
There’s no telling how big those Robertson and Mane goals were and, come May, they could be remembered as the biggest two of Liverpool’s season.