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Jamie Carragher Made A Bold Prediction About Jurgen Klopp In 2015, He's Been Proven Completely Correct

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Jamie Carragher Made A Bold Prediction About Jurgen Klopp In 2015, He's Been Proven Completely Correct

Jurgen Klopp has proven to be the perfect fit for Liverpool since replacing Brendan Rodgers as manager in 2015.

In the space of seven years, Klopp has transformed the Reds from a side struggling in mid-table to arguably the strongest team in world football.

Liverpool remain in contention for the quadruple this season and the good times look set to continue, with Klopp recently committing his future to the club by signing a two-year contract extension until the summer of 2026.

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Back in 2015, prior to Klopp's arrival on Merseyside, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher predicted the German would be a success if he was appointed manager.

Comparing Klopp with Carlo Ancelotti, who was also among the favourites for the job, Carragher told Sky Sports: "If it was me, I would go for Klopp ahead of Ancelotti.

"I think he has more to prove. Liverpool is not an easy job, Ancelotti is a great manager and has gone to clubs where you're expected to win trophies.

"It is a difficult job now at Liverpool, getting back into the top four. Forget talking about the title.

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"I think it needs someone with that energy and drive to get Liverpool back to where it wants to be, and I think Jurgen Klopp is that man."

Carragher's comments proved to be prophetic, with Klopp going on to win the Champions League with Liverpool in 2019 before ending the club's long wait for the Premier League title the following season.

Klopp added the Carabao Cup trophy to his collection in February after Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties in the final at Wembley.

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And the two sides will go head-to-head again in the FA Cup final on May 14.

Klopp has revived Liverpool's fortunes since arriving at Anfield (Image: PA)
Klopp has revived Liverpool's fortunes since arriving at Anfield (Image: PA)

In the Premier League, Liverpool are just a point behind leaders Manchester City with four games remaining in the season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are also in a strong position to reach the Champions League final.

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They lead Villarreal 2-0 heading into their semi-final second leg in Spain on Tuesday night.

Should the Reds progress, it will be their third Champions League final appearance since Klopp arrived at the club.

Safe to say, his appointment has certainly lived up to expectations.

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images & Sky Sports

Topics: Liverpool, Football, Jurgen Klopp, Sky Sports, Jamie Carragher, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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