Liverpool legend Jamie RedKnapp has hailed new manager Jurgen Klopp as ‘magical’ after a series of positive results for the club.
After leading the club to big wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, the former Dortmund manager has guided the team into the semifinals of the Capital One Cup where they will play Stoke City for a place in the final after breezing past in-form Southampton by 6-1.
“To come here and produce that kind of performance was incredible. It’s a very good Southampton side. With no Coutinho, no Firmino. There’s an energy about them. Before that they’d won one out of 10 games,” he told Sky Sports News.
“At the moment there’s no limit to what Liverpool can do. I have been blown away by what he has achieved so far. They have been absolutely brilliant to watch. They’ve been making statement after statement every game now. They’re bringing young players on, the improvement in people like Jordon Ibe, Origi scoring a hat-trick.
“It’s the options he has too. He’s not played Firmino tonight, he’s got Benteke on the bench, he’s got Sturridge back. Origi, who was worried things won’t work out for him, what’s the hat-trick going to do for his confidence? The whole club is buzzing, he seems to have a magic wand, and he’s come in and seems to have sprinkled magic dust on everyone, because they all look like completely different players.”
Liverpool returns to league action on Sunday when they face Newcastle United at the Saint James Park.