Jamie Carragher: Why Jurgen Klopp reminds me of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The former Liverpool defender sees similarities between the philosophies of Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger

Jamie Carragher believes there are similarities between the philosophies of Jurgen Klopp and Arsene Wenger.

The German coach took over the reins of Liverpool back in October 2015 after the Reds made a disappointing start to the season under Brendan Rodgers in 2015-16.

Klopp signed seven players in the summer transfer window as he secured Southampton winger Sadio Mane and Newcastle United playmaker Georginio Wijnaldum on big-money deals.

Liverpool were 4-3 winners against Arsenal in their opening game of the 2016-17 Premier League season after a seven-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium in August.

Wenger added five players to his squad as the Arsenal manager departed from his frugal transfer policy following a second-place finish behind Leicester City in the 2015-16 campaign.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher discussed the similarities between Klopp and Wenger.

“You can see similarities, then, with Arsene Wenger in the way Klopp thinks about how he will spend and another shared trait is that he works towards long-term goals,” Carragher told The Daily Mail.

“If Klopp sees his contract through he will have been at Liverpool seven years — the same time he was at Mainz and Dortmund.”

Liverpool haven’t won a Premier League title despite finishing as runners-up in 2009 and 2014.

Arsenal are enduring a 12-year Premier League title drought since their last success in 2003-04.

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