Reds yet to match Fergie's Red Devils

Marketing executive Rajeswari Anbalagan, 23, and her father, retiree K.R. Anbalagan, 57, flanking former Liverpool players Jason McAteer and Vladimir Smicer during the meet and greet with fans at sportswear store Weston in Kallang Wave Mall, ahead of
Marketing executive Rajeswari Anbalagan, 23, and her father, retiree K.R. Anbalagan, 57, flanking former Liverpool players Jason McAteer and Vladimir Smicer during the meet and greet with fans at sportswear store Weston in Kallang Wave Mall, ahead of tomorrow's Battle of the Reds. McAteer says the rivalry between the Reds and United is equally strong among ex-players.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Still, ex-players believe Klopp has worked wonders and they're in great shape for title

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer was loath to admit it, but with his former side having a stable backroom with a charismatic manager, the uncanny ability to score late goals and sneak victories, and a dominant swagger about them, the Reds resemble the swashbuckling Manchester United of old.

McAteer, who is in town for the Battle of the Reds clash against the Manchester Reds and Singapore Reds at the National Stadium tomorrow, said: "They are not the new Man United. They are doing things Man United did when they were winning titles year in, year out - winning through late goals, coming from behind.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2019, with the headline 'Reds yet to match Fergie's Red Devils'. Print Edition | Subscribe