Liverpool legend and Sky Sports Pundit Jamie Carragher was impressed by Jurgen Klopp’s first game in charge of Liverpool against Tottenham.
Liverpool earned a hard fought 0-0 draw against Tottenham at the White Hart Lane after missing several players out through injury. According to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, the change was already visible and the Reds were impressive when they pressed the ball. Carragher also suggested teams will find it difficult to face Liverpool in the upcoming games, as it’s not pleasant to face a team that presses the ball so much. Speaking on Monday Night Football, Carragher also warned strikers Daniel Sturridge and Christian Benteke, saying they’ll have to work harder on the pitch under the new boss Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, he said: “I liked what I saw. Very rarely do you see a manager stamp his authority on a team from day one, but that’s what he did.
“Over the week since he’s had the job, we’ve been reading about what he is like as a manager – pressing, how much distance they are going to cover.
“Transition pressing was a massive thing for Klopp at Borussia Dortmund and it looks like it’s going to be a really big thing for this Liverpool team. One thing Klopp likes is for four or five players to get around the opposition player on the ball. He sees transition as a great opportunity to score a goal.”
Carragher, who was linked to join the Liverpool coaching team under Jurgen Klopp, said Liverpool’s pressing on the pitch saw them dominate Tottenham, but also suggested that Liverpool need to improve on the ball.
Carragher: “As soon as they lose the ball you can see they will keep pressing until they win it back. They’re organised and you can see that has been worked on in the first two or three days in training.
“What was the difference? Well, these are things you don’t see from every team and that is what impressed me in the past from Klopp and we’re seeing it from day one. The distance Liverpool covered, it was like they had an extra man on the pitch in terms of pressing and defending.”