Jamie Carragher reacts after Liverpool reach League Cup final

Jamie Carragher explains why booking their place in League Cup final is huge for Jurgen Klopp

Jamie Carragher says reaching the League Cup final is a big moment in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool career.

Stoke playmaker Marko Arnautovic levelled the tie on the stroke of half-time with a close-range finish after Jordon Ibe had scored Liverpool’s winner in a 1-0 victory at the Britannia Stadium earlier this month.

It is a big thing for the manager

Jamie Carragher

Liverpool failed to register a shot on target in 90 minutes despite the second-half introduction of £32.5m summer signing Christian Benteke.

After neither side managed to find a winner in full-time, substitute Joe Allen stepped up to convert the winning spot-kick in the penalty shootout to secure a 6-5 win.

And Carragher discussed what he believes will prove to be a pivotal moment in Klopp’s Liverpool reign.

“It is massive,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “This is where Liverpool have more chance of winning.

“It is a big thing for the manager. The manager won’t be fooled by Norwich and the euphoria at the end. This result and the euphoria at the end. Liverpool were poor.”

Carragher: “It is more of a learning curve for him and the squad that he has got for next season.

“If he can get a trophy in that time, it is massive for him. It can’t be thrown at him that he hasn’t won a trophy.”

Liverpool are in seventh place in the Premier League table after Saturday’s 5-4 victory over Norwich City.

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The Reds host West Ham United in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

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