Jamie Carragher hails Klopp’s tactics after Southampton 1-Liverpool 3

Southampton 1-Liverpool 3

Manchester City are in FA Cup action this weekend vs Brighton.

As a result, Liverpool had the chance to climb back to the summit of the Premier League table, although City will still have a game in hand vs Manchester United.

Liverpool’s league game this week saw them face Southampton on Friday evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t get off to the best start at Shane Long put the Saints 1-0 up inside nine minutes.

Naby Keita would equalise for Liverpool in the 36th minute though with his first Liverpool goal.

It would then take Liverpool until the 80th minute to take the lead on Friday via Mohamed Salah.

Jordan Henderson would then put the game beyond doubt in the 86th minute.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 05: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with team mates Roberto Firmino of Liverpool and Andy Robertson of Liverpool after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Liverpool FC at St Mary’s Stadium on April 05, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Henderson & Milner’s impact

After coming from 1-0 down in a must-win tie, Jamie Carragher has been praising Klopp for his tactics.

Carragher draws special attention to bringing on both James Milner and Jordan Henderson in the 59th minute.

While Fabinho now seems to be preferred to Henderson in the holding role, the Englishman proved on Friday that he can also do a job in a more attacking role.

Speaking about Klopp’s subs, Carragher stated:

“Those subs were massive.

“I thought the energy Jordan Henderson provided, as soon as he came on, was a big difference.

“Liverpool’s passing at times in the game was a bit too slow. He just upped the tempo. Also bringing on James Milner, maybe people thought that was a strange one.

“But those problems coming down that side at times – and I think it was just a case of getting senior professionals on the pitch.

“No matter the sort of positions they were playing in. Jordan didn’t play in his normal holding hold. He was more advanced, hence why he got the goal.

“It was definitely a great decision by Jurgen Klopp to make those two substitutions.”As quoted by the Mirror.

 

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