Jamie Carragher has urged Jürgen Klopp to employ the dark arts in a bid to beat Manchester City and co. to this season’s Premier League title.

For several years now, Liverpool have been a side that is entertaining to watch. Games involving the Reds have always featured bucket loads of goals as a leaky defence held back typically strong attackers.

The summer transfer window and various tweaks at the back have seen Liverpool become the best defensive side in England over the last 10 months but one area of the game that the Reds fall short is in the dark arts department.

The Anfield outfit lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final, a game that will be remembered for Gareth Bale’s incredible overhead kick as well as the dirty tricks that Sergio Ramos played.

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Jamie Carragher believes Klopp needs to be more savvy about how he goes about beating Premier League rivals to the title this season and thinks he should start with how he goes about his plans for international breaks.

In an interview with The Liverpool Way, Carragher said: “That is an issue for us, the international thing.

“I noticed City pulled a couple of players out. (Jose) Mourinho kept (Alexis) Sanchez back, he didn’t go away with Chile. And I just think they’re little things we have got to be clever with. Is there someone who shouldn’t have gone away? Just say they’re injured.

“You know we’re going for the Premier League, we’re going for the Champions League. That’s the one thing with Klopp sometimes. I think he’s a little bit too honest.”