Jamie Carragher delivers Liverpool verdict on Jurgen Klopp’s touchline antics

The Liverpool legend explains why Jurgen Klopp can get away with rallying the Anfield crown

Jamie Carragher believes Jurgen Klopp can get away with rallying the Liverpool supporters due to his special understanding with the club’s fans.

The Reds boss turned to the home supporters in the second half of their Premier League clash at Anfield on the weekend as Sunderland continued to frustrate Liverpool.

Belgium striker Divock Origi broke the deadlock in the 75th minute with a finish from outside the area before Liverpool vice-captain James Milner netted from the penalty spot.

Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League since a 2-0 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor in their second top-flight fixture of the 2016-17 campaign.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Monday afternoon, Carragher explained why Klopp can get away with challenging the Anfield crowd.

“It depends on who you are, the results that you get and the Liverpool supporters love Jurgen Klopp so he could basically do anything on the side of the pitch,” Carragher said.

“Everyone buys into it when he does it. With certain managers if the results weren’t going well and there wasn’t that sort of mutual admiration for the manager, it may just switch them off, but with Klopp he’s just got something about him that everyone buys into.

“The whole crowd believe in him. I think he’s one of few managers in world football who could get away with that.”

Klopp was appointed as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October 2015.

Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last season and lost to Manchester City and Sevilla in the League Cup and Europa League finals.

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The Reds will take on Bournemouth in their next top-flight fixture.

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