By Amir Mir

Jamie Carragher has hailed Jurgen Klopp as a “special” manager, as he backed the German to bring back silverware to Anfield.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Klopp joined the Merseyside club last October, helping them reach the League cup and Europa league finals last season.

The Reds last won a major trophy in 2012, when they lifted the league cup by beating Championship outfit Cardiff on penalties, with Kenny Dalglish at the helm.

Now Anfield legend Carragher believes there is no-one else better suited to Liverpool than Klopp, who has guided the club to five consecutive wins in all competitions this term.

“I think Klopp is a special manager, at the moment I don’t think we could get anyone better than him in how he’s suited to the club,” Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.

“In terms of winning a league or the cup, you look at the Leicester situation, sometimes it’s not just about what you do but what the other teams do.

“You could have a season, it could be this season, are we the best squad? Probably not but we’ve made a great start.

“In terms of Klopp over these next couple of seasons, he’s been to two cup finals and you hope a manager like that can bring us some trophies, it’s not easy, we’ve had a barren spell.”

The Anfield club are unbeaten in their previous seven Premier League and EFL cup encounters, including scoring nine goals in two home league games.

Klopp’s side beat Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty stadium last weekend to take them to fourth in the league table with 16 points.

Liverpool will host old rivals Manchester United at Anfield after the international break, with Klopp’s men two points off table toppers Manchester City.

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