Liverpool vs Chelsea: We don’t have rights to go to Champions League – Klopp cries after 1-0 defeat

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has taken a veiled swipe at the club’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, and hailed Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, following the Blues’ Premier League 1-0 win over the Reds on Thursday.

Carragher praised Tuchel for sticking to his ‘very brave’ game-plan against Liverpool and said Klopp’s men were short in terms of pressing.

Chelsea secured the win over the Premier League champions, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal.

Carragher told Sky Sports: “They [Chelsea] looked like a top outfit. They really did. It was almost like a European team coming to Anfield.

“I have played in games like that where you think you are going to get after a team and everyone is short. That is what it felt like tonight watching Liverpool. You could maybe criticise Liverpool’s press or look at Chelsea’s quality.

“I would look at Chelsea’s quality, and very rarely did Liverpool really get someone, nick the ball off them and put them in any kind of .

“It was very brave of Thomas Tuchel to come here and play like that. That’s his way of playing, he’s not going to change, and I have said that before the game. He’s had some tough games here himself, so he knows what it’s like playing against Jurgen Klopp.

“He’s been here with PSG and with Borussia Dortmund, so he didn’t change his game-plan, he’s been very brave.”

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