Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs says he has taken inspiration from Liverpool and has tried to implement aspects of their style of play on his Wales team.
The Reds are on the verge of winning the Premier League title for the first time having dropped just four points all season, while in the last 12 months they have also triumphed in the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.
Giggs guided Wales to European Championship qualification earlier this season after they came second in Group E, and speaking to The Sun he was able to put former club rivalries to one side to admit Liverpool have influenced how he has been setting up his side recently.
"I think what we have seen this year is a fantastic team, managed by a great coach in Jurgen Klopp," Giggs said. "It pains me to say as a United fan, but they are doing fantastic this season.
"Obviously they'll go on in whatever way and they'll win the league and they'll deserve it. They've had two brilliant seasons actually, last year pushing Manchester City all the way.
"They're a great team to watch and there are certain things I've taken out of the way Liverpool play and taken it onto some of the things I've wanted to do with Wales.
"It pains me to say, hopefully United will bridge that gap and catch up with them. But you have to give credit where credit is due and Liverpool have been fantastic this season."
Liverpool need a minimum of just two wins to seal the title, and they could even do it by beating Merseyside rivals Everton in their first game back if Manchester City slip up in their match against Arsenal, although it is not yet clear if the match will be allowed to take place in Liverpool over safety worries.