Liverpool news: Jamie Carragher says Sadio Mane is reason for Reds’ rise to success… not Van Dijk or Salah


Liverpool news: Jamie Carragher says Sadio Mane is reason for Reds’ rise to success… not Van Dijk or Salah

Everyone may be lauding Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah for restoring Liverpool to their former glories, but Jamie Carragher says a different player is behind the Reds’ rise to success.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are going head-to-head with Manchester City for the Premier League title, though Liverpool’s chance of winning their first league championship in 29 years is out of their hands.

Liverpool took a huge step towards the title with Sunday’s 2-0 defeat of Chelsea

The Reds also remain in the hunt for a sixth European Cup, and they are odds-on to reach the Champions League semi-finals having beaten Porto 2-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final clash last week.

Liverpool reached the Champions League final last season, a feat which marked a remarkable return to Europe’s top table for a club that became used to mediocrity before Klopp’s arrival.

The German has been credited with turning the club’s fortunes around, by introducing an electric brand of football and signing top class players throughout his tenure.