Carragher hits out at former player over Klopp comparisons

Date published: Sunday 18th September 2016 12:29

Brendan Rodgers & Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool managers past and present

Brendan Rodgers & Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool managers past and present

Jamie Carragher has taken umbrage at former Chelsea player Jason Cundy after he suggested Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was like Brendan Rodgers.

Carragher has a storied history with Cundy, who once questioned his decision to retire from international football with England in 2007.

Cundy called the former defender “a bottler” on that occasion, and the ex-Chelsea man has again incurred Carragher’s wrath.

After branding the current Reds manager ‘Brendan Klopp’ on talkSPORT, and claiming that the German had done little to improve Liverpool defensively since taking the job last October, Cundy was forced to defend his opinion to an angered Carragher, who phoned up the call-in radio station.

“You have wound me up again,” he said. “I think it’s unfair, I’m not having a go at Brendan Rodgers, but they are different types of managers and play different ways.

“You look at the CV Jurgen has got, what he has done in Germany. He has been to a Champions League final. There’s no doubt he is a top class manager.

“Listen, you can ask me if you think Liverpool are going to win the league, I’d probably say no.

“But if you look back at the year they went for the title under Brendan Rodgers it was a similar situation. Everybody thought they’d be going for the top four and that season they had no Europe.

“I think that is going to have a massive impact.”

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