Carragher hails 'special' Klopp as Liverpool keep quadruple bid alive

‘It is all down to that man’: Jamie Carragher hails ‘very special’ Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool manager’s changes pay off in Southampton win to keep alive bid for an unprecedented quadruple

  • Liverpool beat Southampton 2-1 despite making nine changes to the team
  • Jamie Carragher praised Klopp and the mentality he had created at the club
  • Liverpool could still win four trophies after taking the title race to the last day
  • They will need to beat Wolves and hope Man City drop points to win the title

Jamie Carragher has hailed Jurgen Klopp’s influence on Liverpool’s success as they kept alive their hopes of an unprecedented quadruple with victory over Southampton.

Liverpool could still win four trophies this season after they took the Premier League title race to the final day by beating Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s on Tuesday.

Klopp, wary of burning out a squad which has played more than 60 matches this season, made nine changes to his team but they took all three points to maintain the pressure on leaders Manchester City. 

There was no place in the side for the likes of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, who both failed to complete the 90 minutes in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea on Saturday. 

Jamie Carragher was full of praise for Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s win over Southampton

Carragher, speaking on Sky Sports, said the Liverpool players deserve credit but feels they would not be in the position they are without Klopp. 

‘There is something that Jurgen Klopp has created and it is not just about the first-choice XI,’ the former Liverpool defender said.

‘When you have something special, it almost feels like you can put any team out and they can play that way. That mentality goes all the way through the club.

The German could yet guide Liverpool to an unprecedented quadruple this season

‘What he and Liverpool went through last season – they had loads of injuries, Klopp lost his mother to Covid and he said it was the toughest season of his life.

‘By coming back and doing as well as they are after only signing one player, a squad player, in the summer… and to be in a position to do something that has never been done before – yes the players deserve credit but it is all down to that man.

‘They have a very, very special man at their club.’

Carragher praised the spirit and mentality Klopp has created within the Liverpool squad 

Liverpool need to beat Wolves and hope Manchester City drop points at home to Aston Villa on the final day on Sunday if they are to win a second Premier League title under Klopp.

The German, who last month signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2026, also guided the Reds to Champions League glory in 2019 and could repeat the feat against Real Madrid in this year’s final in Paris on May 28.

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea in February and overcame the same opponents to lift the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.

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