WAYNE ROONEY believes Liverpool could dominate for a decade – but only if Jurgen Klopp follows Sir Alex Ferguson’s blueprint by sticking around long-term.
The Reds are on the verge of their first title in 30 years as they sit 22 points clear at the top of the table.
Former Everton star Rooney has been a huge nemesis of Liverpool over the years as he fired Manchester United to numerous successes under Fergie.
And the now Derby County captain, 34, insists his Anfield rivals can repeat the dominance the Red Devils enjoyed.
However, that all depends on Klopp’s Kop future.
Writing in The Times, Rooney said: “Liverpool’s squad is young and all the key players are tied down on long contracts.
“They have huge potential to win more trophies.
“Klopp says it’s impossible for any club to dominate like United once did but he is wrong.
“There’s a simple way for Liverpool: let Klopp go on and on.”
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Rooney, who will be rooting for Everton to down Liverpool in tonight’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison, added: “United dominated because Fergie stayed so long.
“I think if Klopp, who is only 53, stayed at Anfield for the next ten years Liverpool would win at least five Premier League titles.”
Rooney played 85 minutes yesterday as Derby kept alive their Championship play-off hopes with a 3-2 win at Millwall thanks to a hat-trick from Louie Sibley.