Jamie Carragher admits he has been proven wrong by Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool top the table

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Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Manchester City put Liverpool top of the Premier League table for the first time this season.

Jurgen Klopp's side has improved significantly from last year's campaign, conceding just six goals in 16 league games.

The ex-Borussia Dortmund boss has grown into his role as manager of the Reds and has found a dangerous counter-attacking style that his players can implement perfectly.

Klopp has a reputation of being a manager that exudes passion and drive and this can often overspill on the touchline or even the pitch, as we saw in the Merseyside Derby.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has spoken out about being misled by Klopp's persona, admitting there is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to the German.

"My worry was it was always going to be an unbelievable ride with Klopp but will Liverpool win the big trophies at the end of it?" said Carragher told Sky Sports.

"They are top of the league after 16 games and looking like they are going to mount a real title challenge.

"That's because of the changes Jurgen Klopp has brought in. That's the biggest testament to him as a manager."

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Carragher thinks Klopp's outlandish personality can work to his detriment at times and thinks he is a victim of being stereotyped.

"I think Klopp's pigeonholed as running up and down the line, screaming and shouting and as this motivator but there's not much thought or tactical stuff going on behind the scenes," he said.

"But did I think Klopp was capable of making the changes I've seen, certainly this season and the back end of last season? No, so he's actually an even better manager in my eyes for what's happening this season."


Liverpool look like they are to be a threat domestically this season, but in order to maintain Champions League status, the Reds must beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear goals.

A demotion to the Europa League would be an unfortunate blemish on what has the potential to be a memorable season for Klopp's Liverpool. 

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