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06th Oct 2015

Liverpool need to bring this Kop legend back to Anfield, claims Ian Wright

Kevin Beirne


The sacking of Brendan Rodgers has opened the door for former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp, but Ian Wright believes he should be taking a Liverpool legend with him.

Speaking to The Sun, the former Arsenal striker said that if Klopp wants to win over the Kop, he’ll need the help of former Reds defender Jamie Carragher.

He explained: “Jamie would be perfect as that link between new and old, the ideal guy to complement a fresh manager and make his rebuilding job that much easier.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) (NO SALES) In this handout image provided by Liverpool FC, Jamie Carragher of Liverpool attends the 24th Hillsborough Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield on April 15, 2013 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the service at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium to mark the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

While he agrees that Klopp is the right man for the job, Wright warns Liverpool not to stray too much from the culture that made the club great in the first place.

“The fella is a Liverpool legend,” said Wright. “Someone the current players relate to and respect in equal measure and someone who understands the place from top to bottom. Can you imagine the massive shot in the arm it would give everyone to have not only Klopp but also Carragher in there?

“We all know how much stock they’ve put on the old Boot Room ethos at Anfield over the years. How important is has been to have a Scouser on the backroom team who understands the emotion and the passion which go hand in hand with working at one of the world’s great clubs.”