Jamie Carragher explains why Liverpool do so well against their title rivals
The former Liverpool defender is confident that Jurgen Klopp's side will continue to have success against their direct rivals
Jamie Carragher says Liverpool are suited to playing against their title rivals after Sunday afternoon’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Liverpool eased into a first-half lead thanks to vice-captain James Milner after the midfielder steered a powerful penalty past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea following Paul Pogba’s handball.
The 18-time English champions couldn’t hold on for three points, though, after Zlatan Ibrahimovic guided a header past Simon Mignolet with six minutes remaining at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool are unbeaten against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur since Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October.
Former Liverpool defender Carragher highlighted Klopp’s excellent record against the top five clubs after their 1-1 stalemate with Jose Mourinho’s side on Sunday afternoon.
“Top teams play from the back so it’s ideal for Klopp because they’re very rarely going to go direct. Liverpool are caused more problems when they’re playing teams further down the league,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“It’s tailor-made for Liverpool in those type of games. I don’t think it’s a freak, those results. It will continue under Klopp because of the way Liverpool are set up.”
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea after 21 games.
The Reds will make the trip to Plymouth in their FA Cup third-round replay.