"They are legends of Liverpool. One day I would like to be close to them."
The number nine also believes the club is close to winning the major honours once again.
"In the past two years, United have been the strongest team in Europe and we had to fight against them," he said.
"This year they have lost an important player, so maybe it is our time.
"When I signed for Liverpool the main thing was to win trophies for them. It has been frustrating for me because for a club like Liverpool to go two years without a trophy is too long. But I think it's coming."