Ian Rush believes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side are ‘right up there’ with the very best in the club’s history after the Reds secured a first league title in three decades.
Liverpool were crowned as winners of the Premier League for the first time following second-placed Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea on Thursday night, the Merseyside club securing the title with a record seven games to spare following a phenomenal campaign.
The club’s supporters have now begun long-awaited celebrations as the red half of the city lauds a first league title since 1990, and Rush – who won five titles during a career that saw him become the Reds’ all-time record goalscorer – believes the current side are as good as any of the club’s past champions.
“It was amazing. We’ve waited so long. We got there in the end and it’s going to be a very few good days,” Rush told BBC Radio 5Live.
“This team has to be right up there. I say compare teams when you win things and this team have won things and to break things for Liverpool Football Club they have to be right up there.
“For me, it is amazing. They’ve got a great mixture of youth and experience. We always got told at Liverpool that the hardest thing is retaining it and I think for the next three to five years they are in a very good place.
“They will always be remembered. When you’re playing your job is to get on with the games and I think it’s when you stop laying you realise you did well there or Liverpool did well there. These players will become legends and deservedly so. Hopefully this is just the start but it won’t be easy because all the clubs will be looking to improve.”