• Jurgen Klopp success compared to Sir Alex Fergusson
  • Questions are raised on whether Klopp will stay for long
  • Liverpool run continues at record-breaking pace

Sir Alex Fergusson will always be known as one of the successful football managers in Premier League history. He managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, delivering countless trophies to the Red Devils.

Since Fergusson's retirement in 2013, managers aspiring to be like the Scot seem to have a long journey ahead. However, one former player from Manchester United believes there is one active manager on the right track to be the next Fergusson. Dion Dublin, who played for the Red Devils from 1992-94, believes Jurgen Klopp is the closest to the longest-serving manager of Manchester United, reported.

"I think Klopp is possibly the closest thing to Sir Alex in terms of going into Liverpool and taking charge of the footballing side of that club," Dublin said on BBC's "Football Focus."

He pointed out how Klopp is in control of Liverpool's money and is given the liberty on how to spend it. Klopp also has the backing of the Liverpool board. Although the German has a long way to go to match the 13 titles Fergusson delivered to Manchester United, Dublin feels the 52-year-old manager is on the right track.

"They've got the right man, he's got the right players in and they've just been brilliant," Dublin said.

Through Klopp's guidance, Liverpool seems on course to win their first league title in 30 years. And seeing how the former player has also signed a new contract until 2024, only a burnout could stop him from steering The Reds to more titles. That is unless history repeats itself.

Back in 2013, Klopp had signed a fresh pact with Borussia Dortmund. The deal would have kept him there until 2018 until he decided to cut it short in 2015, reported. Stress was seen as the reason behind that although it could be a different story now over at Liverpool.

The Reds are coming off a big 4-0 win over Southhampton and Klopp himself was left astonished. He says it is something he has not seen before, referring to the consistency of Liverpool during the match, Liverpool F.C. reported.

However, the 52-year-old prefers to stay modest. Klopp says that the team is far from perfect and that they are merely trying to make most out of the talent they have right now. The Reds are expected to have that on full display later this month when they face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp's decision to make 11 changes to his Liverpool side backfired in a 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury
Jurgen Klopp's decision to make 11 changes to his Liverpool side backfired in a 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury AFP / Anthony Devlin