Former Arsenal midfielder SLAMS 'biased' Jamie Carragher for Jurgen Klopp claim

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has slammed Jamie Carragher for his 'biased' claim regarding Jurgen Klopp. 

Ex-Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit Carragher recently caused a stir on the Stick to Football podcast when he was asked to rank the five greatest manager of the Premier League era.

In his rankings, Carragher placed the recently departed Liverpool boss Klopp ahead of fabled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Justifying his claim, the 46-year-old stated: "I would put him [Klopp] above Wenger, with the only reason being the Champions League."

Wenger failed to win the Champions League during his 22 years with Arsenal, reaching the final just once in 2006. In comparison, Klopp won the trophy with Liverpool after just three full seasons, making it all the way to the final on three separate occasions.

However, Wenger did win the Premier League three times, including the only ever invincible season in the 2003/04 campaign, and it's fair to say that Carragher's decision to rank Klopp above him irked Wilshere.


Wilshere took to social media to refute Carragher's claims, labelling the former Liverpool defender's opinion as 'biased'.

"[It is] unbelievable how he [Klopp] transformed Liverpool but Arsene’s legacy in the Premier League is second to none," Wilshere wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

"Sorry Jamie but you are miles off it, please don’t be so biased and respect Arsene and what he did over a longer period, including leading the only team in the premier league to be invincible."

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Both Klopp and Wenger had an enormous impact on the Premier League and it is difficult to compare the two managers, with the former spending fewer than nine years in the English top flight.

Had it not been for a Manchester City side with 115 alleged breaches of financial regulations, Klopp would have almost certainly equalled Wenger's Premier League title-winning record, while also having a major European trophy to his name.

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