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Liverpool Are “Big Threat” According to Former Manchester United Star

Rio Ferdinand praised the Reds before their upcoming matchup with Manchester United.

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Ahead of Liverpool’s Sunday tilt with Manchester United, media outlets have talked to all the usual suspects with ties to either club.

One such person is former defender Rio Ferdinand, who weighed in on the state of the Reds under Jürgen Klopp. Though he took a subtle shot at the lack of recent success from his old rival side, his assessment of the club was largely positive.

"With the team that Klopp is building, the expectations are rising around Liverpool," Ferdinand told Manchester United’s official website. "Expectations are nothing new for Jose Mourinho or United."

Ferdinand went on to compliment the attractive style Liverpool play with, as well as their ability to score goals in bunches.

"They're great to watch,” he said. “They play with verve; they have a direct, aggressive, quick, attacking mentality and attack in numbers. No matter which club you support, Liverpool under Klopp are a very good team to watch and that makes them dangerous.

"They're going to win games 3-2 or 4-3 and while I think, defensively, they have an Achilles heel, if they're going to outscore teams then they're going to be a big threat."