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Carragher pinpoints the trait Klopp and Ferguson share which makes them special

Jamie Carragher believes both Sir Alex Ferguson and Jurgen Klopp would be successful with any group of players in any team in the world.

Ferguson won silverware with Scottish sides St Mirren and Aberdeen before establishing himself as arguably the greatest manager of all time by winning an astonishing 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.

Klopp, meanwhile, got his first club Mainz promoted before winning two Bundesligas with Dortmund ahead of his ongoing glorious spell with Liverpool.

Speaking to Sky Sports about his new book The Greatest Games, Carragher stated his belief that the very greatest managers are able to get the best out of any side they take charge of.

Jurgen Klopp has already established himself as a Liverpool legend

“If you look at Liverpool now with Jurgen Klopp, I think Jurgen Klopp is a manager who could go anywhere and be successful with any group of players,” Carragher said. “He is such a special character.

“It is the same with Sir Alex Ferguson’s career, he was successful everywhere he went with lots of different teams so he didn’t rely on a certain set of players to win.

“Sometimes that happens with managers and they are in the right place at the right time. Maybe they have a special player who is out of this world or a special group. Maybe they have not been so successful at other times in their careers.

Sir Alex Ferguson won a staggering 13 Premier League titles

“But certain managers like Klopp, if you look at what he did at Mainz, at Dortmund, and what he is doing at Liverpool now, you could almost say that a lot of those Liverpool players were in the right place at the right time in terms of working with Jurgen Klopp.”

It remains to be seen just how many trophies Klopp goes on to win at Liverpool, but some have suggested he could be tempted by the Germany job within the next few years.




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