Jurgen Klopp will be on the same level as Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley if he wins Liverpool’s first league title for 30 years, says Jamie Carragher

19 Nov

Jamie Carragher believes Jurgen Klopp will be on a similar level to Liverpool greats Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley if he were to win the Premier League title this season.

Liverpool have gone 30 years since their last league title but have made a superb start to the 2019/20 campaign.

The Reds are eight points clear at the top after just 12 games and have only dropped two points so far.

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Carragher believes nothing will get in their way of the Premier League title not even their fixture congestion over the next few weeks.

Klopp’s side have 13 matches in 40 days and have the added complication of a Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa 24 hours before a Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar next month.

“I know a lot of Liverpool supporters wouldn’t say this, and certainly the club couldn’t, but nothing can get in the way of Liverpool winning the league. Nothing,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“What I mean by that is do not play anyone in your first XI in that Carabao Cup team. Not one.

“If Liverpool win the league this year and find themselves in the same position next year, I wouldn’t be saying that.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher thinks they will win the Premier League title

“I’d probably be saying ‘We are Liverpool Football Club. We should try and win the lot’, but because it has been so long nothing can be allowed to get in the way of Liverpool pushing on and winning the league.

“Klopp is already a legendary figure at Liverpool Football Club for delivering the European Cup but if he wins the league, you’re talking about (Bill) Shankly, (Bob) Paisley levels then.

“He would be the man who brings the league back to Anfield.

“Winning the FA Cup or League Cup will not make any difference to Jurgen Klopp, so for me the Napoli game (in the Champions League next week), Liverpool have to win, so they can almost write off the last group game.

“They can’t say these things, but inside at Melwood I’m sure these conversations are taking place.

“The Club World Cup, for me, is very important. Liverpool have won the League Cup a record amount of times and will have other chances again.

“It might be another 20 years before we get the chance to become world champions again.

“If Liverpool were to win that and the league this season – to add to the Super Cup – it would be incredible.”

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