Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is fearful about the impact Liverpool FC’s new manager Jurgen Klopp could have on United’s arch-rival, and has not ruled out the possibility of the Red Devils finishing below them as a result.

Liverpool FC have made a fine start under the German manager, beating the likes of Chelsea FC, Manchester City and drawing with Spurs in process.

Klopp impact worries Ferguson

Liverpool are just six points off Manchester United, despite losing at the weekend against a hard-to-beat Newcastle United.

a Ia m worried about him because the one thing United dona t want is Liverpool to get above us,a Ferguson was quoted saying by 101GreatGoals.com when asked about Klopp at the TechCrunch event in London.

a Hea s a fantastic personality, with those big white teeth always showing. Even at Newcastle when they lost the second goal he goes over to Steve McClaren to congratulate him. Thata s class, that. And the work he did at Dortmund.

a I know him quite well from the coaching seminars. Hea s going to make a difference at that club with his personality, drive and knowledge. Things are looking up there.a

Liverpool’s recent loss was an opportunity lost by them to close the gap to United to just three points, despite Klopp taking over with the Reds on the bottom of the first half of the table and Manchester United at the top.

Manchester United have, since, lost a lot of momentum, scraping past teams and drawing 0-0 in quite a few games.

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Given the recent turn of form of Liverpool FC and United’s downturn, it is easy to see why Ferguson is worried.