FORMER Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Liverpool to win the league for the first time since 1990, according to Jonathan Walters.
The Stoke legend has claimed that the 77-year-old believes the Red Devils will take points off Manchester City on April 24, effectively gifting the Reds the Premier League title.
The Merseyside outfit have won a whopping 18 league championships in their history – second only to United who have won 20.
But Liverpool are closing in on almost 30 years without being crowned champions of England, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men last triumphed under the tutelage of Ferguson in 2013.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast, Walters said he was sitting with former Potters and Burnley team-mate Phil Bardsley, who had spent time with Fergie during the week.
The Irish icon said: “I was chatting with Phil Bardsley and I’m gonna drop a name here, he was sat with Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He sat with him and he thinks Liverpool are going win it.
“He thinks Liverpool because he thinks United will get something out of the City game.”
Jurgen Klopp‘s side currently sit two points above the Citizens, though Pep Guardiola’s club have a game in hand.
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City – looking to retain the Prem title – inflicted Liverpool’s only defeat of the league season in January.
They have the chance to go back into first on Saturday when they face Tottenham at the Etihad in the lunchtime kick-off.
While Liverpool travel to Wales to take on Cardiff on Sunday who are desperate for three points in their quest to beat the drop.