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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said Jurgen Klopp is not getting the credit he deserves for Liverpool’s transformation

Carragher, who is Liverpool’s second-longest-serving player, added that while they are not the club’s most exciting team, they are more ruthless than previous teams

“I think it’s better than what he gets credit for When he arrived I don’t think the other big clubs – {Manchester] City, Jose [Mourinho] at [Manchester] United, [Mauricio ] Pochettino at Tottenham, [Arsene] Wenger at Arsenal – were even worried Liverpool They were just seen as a team that could make it into the top four

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“People are talking about the famous Liverpool transfer committee model, and don’t get me wrong, they have done a great job But the most important thing for me is not just buying players, but what what you do when you get them

“How often does Klopp buy a player without putting him directly into the squad and [instead] molding him in his own way It’s no coincidence that a high percentage of Liverpool transfers work , and I think this is largely due to Klopp”

Klopp guided Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 30 years, but Carragher said that doesn’t necessarily make them the most exciting team the club have ever had

“If you go back to when Philippe Coutinho was in the squad and Mohamed Salah’s first season [2017-18], this was perhaps the most exciting team to watch But this team could not win the league either, “he added. “In Klopp’s early years, football was amazing

“Football was exhilarating Now it’s more like a machine and ruthless Liverpool’s teams of the ’70s and early’ 80s probably looked more like machines; relentless and littered with chunks of greatness

“I actually think this current squad is closer to these teams than to Liverpool [by Kenny Dalglish] of the late 80s”

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