Dimitar Berbatov has urged Manchester United players to do ‘everything’ they can to stop Liverpool equalling their record of 20 top-flight league titles.
The Reds were crowned league champions for the 19th time after a 30-year wait and are now just one away from matching their bitter rivals’ achievement.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been virtually unstoppable in the Premier League this term, winning 28 out of their 31 games.
After a long period of dominance under Sir Alex Ferguson, the Reds’ long-awaited victory solidifies the shift in power between the two sides.
However, United have shown a vast improvement under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and ex-Red Devils striker Berbatov warned his former side not to let Liverpool knock them off their perch.
‘I never thought Liverpool would be so dominant again,’ Berbatov told Betfair.
‘Klopp has been there for five years, and it shows when you find the right guy and stick by them things come your way, it might be a while without titles while the manager adjusts, but then the success will come.
‘When I was a player at Old Trafford, we thought United’s success would go on forever, Liverpool are now dangerously close to United’s record, and I’m sure they’d love to equal that.
‘I’m not at United anymore, I can’t stop it from happening, but I hope the current players will see Liverpool getting closer and try make sure it never happens.
‘They suffered and waited for so long, the way they play now that the way they won it will give them more ambition to win more. Klopp can make them title contenders for years to come.
‘The United lads shouldn’t need a message from anyone to tell them, they can’t let them equal the record and dominate again, if they do then we have a problem.
‘They will have seen Liverpool last night, they will know they are close to the record and they must do everything to stop this happening.
‘You want to be on top yourself and not let anyone take over, so they need to up their intensity.
‘The United players cannot let Liverpool knock them off the perch that we fought so hard to take as our own.’
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