Jamie Carragher believes that German boss Jurgen Klopp is the main reason Liverpool have the edge over rivals Manchester United.
Carragher has described the 52-year-old as a “world-class” manager and has hailed him for his incredible work at Anfield.
After joining the Merseyside club in 2015, he’s managed to build a side that are back competing at the top end of English football and won the Champions League last season.
His team narrowly missed out on a Premier League title with 97 points last season, but have started the new campaign with eight wins from eight to set out their stall as main contenders.
Liverpool travel to Old Trafford on Sunday for a Premier League fixture and are favourites to win, despite their struggles in the past away at Manchester United.
“The truth is, in the story of the modern Liverpool we will talk about the club before and after Klopp’s arrival. The club’s transformation quickened after he was unveiled in October 2015,” Carragher wrote in the Telegraph.
“Klopp led Liverpool to its current position by meeting a series of demanding but realistic targets one step at a time.
You can spend all the hours you wish detailing the work of owners, chairmen, chief executives and heads of recruitment, but if you want to sum up what Liverpool possess that United lack, really it comes down to this – a world-class manager.”
The Premier League is extremely lucky to have two of the very best managers in the world in England, with Klopp at Liverpool and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City working magic.
Liverpool are streaks ahead of Manchester United right now and the time afforded to Klopp has been rewarded massively.
United have inexperienced manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm and his team seem to have gone backwards after an initial boost when he first joined midway through last season.