Jamie Carragher thinks this ex-Chelsea manager would have been good for Liverpool

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Jamie Carragher

In comparison to Arne Slot, Jamie Carragher claims he would have given another coach “more thorough consideration.”

Jurgen Klopp will step down from his position at the end of the current campaign, and Liverpool is in talks to choose Slot as his replacement.

The Feyenoord manager gave the clearest indication yet during a press conference that he wants to join the Anfield team.

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Carragher would have chosen a different path and named the manager he would have considered instead of Klopp, who looks certain to be replaced by the Dutchman in the summer.

After defeating Pep Guardiola, the Reds icon stated in his column for The Telegraph that he would have given Thomas Tuchel a try.

After the season, Tuchel will depart from Bayern Munich, and he has been linked to taking Erik ten Hag’s place at Manchester United.

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On Tuchel, Carragher said: “I would have given more thorough consideration to a coach like Thomas Tuchel who took on and beat Pep Guardiola in the ultimate test – a Champions League final.

“Tuchel followed Klopp at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund and did well. It has not worked out at Bayern Munich this season, but you only have to look at Carlo Ancelotti and Unai Emery to recognise how top coaches recover from setbacks.”

Carragher expressed his worry about Slot and said that he would have wanted a “proven winner.”

“If another English club takes Tuchel, that would convince me they will significantly improve, but my sense is Liverpool don’t want a coach with a reputation for being fractious,” he continued.

“I would prefer a proven winner who could be difficult to manage to a coach who might be easy to manage but still have everything to prove.

“My overriding concern is this: does Slot move to England ready to take on Guardiola for the Premier League and Champions League?

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