John Aldridge insists Brendan Rodgers' style of play brings back memories of the unstoppable Liverpool side of 1987-88.

Aldridge watched with delight as the Reds produced a memorable display to sink Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.

When Kenny Dalglish's team dazzled their way to the first division title in 1988, Aldo played his part and chipped in with 26 league goals.

And he believes there are plenty of comparisons to be drawn between the current crop and Dalglish's unstoppable red machine.

"This is the best football I've seen from a Liverpool team for 25 years," Aldridge said. "What we are being treated to is of the highest quality. Rodgers' side are a joy to watch.

"I know we won trophies under Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez but we didn't win games in this manner.

"Under previous managers we went to places like Old Trafford looking to grind out results, but the current crop go to every ground with such a positive mentality and looking to win.

"Not since the Liverpool team I played in during the late 80s has the club played such an exciting brand of football.

"I'd never seen Liverpool go to Old Trafford and leave two players up front all the time. The message was clear - 'let them worry about us'. We were the side repeatedly asking questions and dominated from start to finish.

"Rodgers is bold and he's the best manager we've had for a long time. What he has already achieved in transforming the club's fortunes has been magnificent.

"Sunday's 3-0 win over United was a massive statement. If our finishing had been up to scratch it would have been five or six.

"We actually played better against Arsenal and Everton at home and Tottenham away but in terms of results Sunday was the best of the lot. United are our arch enemies - to go there and win that comfortably was special."