Jamie Carragher says the Premier League should be Liverpool’s priority (Sky Sports)Jamie Carragher believes Jurgen Klopp should rest key players in Europe to help their Premier League title bid – even if they meet Manchester United in the Champions League semi-final.
Liverpool are currently two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, although Pep Guardiola’s side have a game in hand.
Klopp’s side must also beat Porto if they want to reach the last four of the Champions League.
United, meanwhile, are in the battle for third and fourth place in the Premier League, while in Europe, they face a tricky test against Barcelona.
Should Liverpool and United both progress in the Champions League, it has already been confirmed that they will face each other in the semi-final.
Jurgen Klopp could meet Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the Champions League semi-finals (Getty Images)But Carragher has urged Klopp to prioritise the Premier League – even if that results in United gaining an advantage in Europe.
‘I think the big decision both managers have, or certainly Jurgen Klopp will have, is the Champions League semi-final,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
‘Pep will still go strong on that.
‘It will be a big thing – what will Jurgen Klopp do in a big semi-final with a league game coming?
‘He knows how much Liverpool and Liverpool supporters want to win the league.
‘If Liverpool are in pole position for the league, I’d have no problem with him resting players against Manchester United.
‘The league is bigger than anything for Liverpool.’
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