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‘Liverpool need back-to-back titles to be greats’ – Man Utd legend Ferdinand plays down big billing

Liverpool cannot be compared to iconic Manchester United sides of the past until they have secured back-to-back Premier League titles, says Rio Ferdinand.

The Reds are still waiting to break their duck in that department.

It is expected that a first top-flight crown in 30 years will make its way to Anfield in 2020.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side have opened up a 13-point lead at the top of the table and gone unbeaten through a remarkable 12 months.

On top of their domestic efforts, Liverpool have also landed Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup crowns.