Jamie Carragher claims Liverpool's recent success is due to Jurgen Klopp turning the Reds into a “ruthless” winning machine, rather than a team that plays “exhilarating” football.
When Klopp arrived at Anfield in 2015, he quickly implemented the fast-paced, rock-solid style of play he had become famous for as Borussia Dortmund boss.
The changes led to some incredible matches, including the spectacular 4-3 Europa League victory over Dortmund in 2016.
But the Reds lost their first three cup finals under the German and narrowly missed the league title in 2019.
And Carragher believes Klopp has toned down his “heavy metal football” in favor of a more pragmatic style that has made the Champions League and the Premier League famous for the past two years.
The former Liverpool defender wrote in his new book “The Greatest Games”: “Some of the football Liverpool played [2013/14] The season with Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez, was out of this world and maybe more exciting in some ways than what you've seen in recent years.
“And if you go back to when Philippe Coutinho was in the squad and Mohamed Salah's first season [2017-18], it was probably the most exciting team to watch.
“But this team also couldn't win the league. In Klopp's early years, football was amazing. That run to the 2018 Champions League final, winning the end-to-end semi-final against Roma 7-6.