Jamie Carragher hails Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool manager is my man of the week
The Liverpool legend assesses Jurgen Klopp's decision to drop Loris Karius
Jamie Carragher has named Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as his man of the week after the Reds were 3-0 winners against Middlesbrough in mid-week.
The Liverpool boss made the difficult decision to drop summer singing Loris Karius and start second-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet at the Riverside Stadium.
The Merseyside outfit eased to three points thanks to Adam Lallana’s goals either side of half-time, while Divock Origi netted in his fifth successive game in all competitions.
Mignolet managed to keep a clean sheet after the Liverpool goalkeeper made a number of important saves to deny the home side and keep a rare clean sheet at Middlesbrough.
Klopp hit out at Gary Neville and Phil Neville following their criticism of Karius in recent weeks.
Writing in his Daily Mail column, Carragher explained why Klopp is his man of the week ahead of Liverpool’s short trip to Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Par on Monday night.
“He started the week defending Loris Karius and then attacked the Neville brothers.
“Given the fact I had heavily criticised Karius twice and Gary and Phil did it once apiece, it made the attack (which he now says was in jest) even better! Klopp made a decision for the trip to Middlesbrough, however, and it worked.
“Liverpool won 3-0 and it was right to take Karius out of the firing line, given that there is the small matter of a trip to Goodison Park on Monday.
“Liverpool breezed past Middlesbrough and I desperately hope the same thing happens against Everton.
“Apart from my footballing loyalties, we always get the winning manager to do an interview with the studio on Sky’s Monday Night Football, so another Liverpool victory will mean Jurgen gets a second chance to go on the attack with Gary!”
Liverpool are in second place in the Premier League table.