Jurgen Klopp is the most vital figure in Liverpool-Carragher

Jamie Carragher

The former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has opines that  Liverpool focus should be on ”special” Klopp because he is the most imperative figure at the club and encouraged the owners to give him an all-encompassing arrangement so as to keep him in Anfield.

He said: “I think [Klopp] is the number one at the club. He’s the manager of course, but what I mean is he is the most important figure. If you asked me would I rather lose Virgil van Dijk or the manager, I’d say Van Dijk. I think he is a special manager.

Jurgen Klopp

“I don’t know what his contract situation is but give him a new one and hopefully now, he can push on. He’s got that monkey off his back with that first big trophy, first time he’s won the Champions League after so many finals without a win.

“Hopefully for him and that set of players, it’s not just a one-off. He’s always done seven years at his clubs so in 2022 [when Klopp’s current contract runs out], it will have been seven years. Let’s try and make it 17!

“The next step is to continually compete, as they have done this season, for the Premier League and Champions League. The Premier League is the big one Liverpool want of course, but Man City are such a good side, it’s going to be difficult.