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5 years of Jurgen Klopp at LFC – The Normal One with Extraordinary Success

The German manager took over the club 5 years ago in 2015. Jurgen Klopp just did something that no manager in the history of Liverpool could ever do. He had driven such an impact that changed the overall perception of the club. Klopp arrived at Anfield on 8th October 2015 with a dream and now after 5 years, he changed the whole structure of the team.

In these 5 years, Liverpool has won the UEFA Champions League, Premier League title (after 30 years of a long wait), a club World Cup and a Super Cup. Klopp’s time at Liverpool has been brilliant where there were many twists and turns along the way.

Liverpool had a weak team when Klopp arrived at the club. Henderson was still the club’s captain and was poorly criticized by the fans. Klopp changed the outcome of the whole Liverpool squad by introducing some key players to the squad. First of all, Klopp signed Salah from Roma which made the Liverpool attack much stronger and today Liverpool has the best trio’s of attack i.e. Salah, Mane, and Firmino.

Even with the strong attack, Liverpool couldn’t draw out a strong impact as the defensive line was poor and that was proved to be the team’s weakness as well as the poor form was observed from the Liverpool keeper Karius. It was a time when some improvement had to be made somehow. Klopp introduced Van Dijk in the defense line with a pretty good bargain and he is now one of the best CB’s in the world. Allison was the next purchase of Liverpool to take place of Karius in the starting 11. These key signings turned the whole momentum of the team and it was the time when Liverpool won the Title after a three-decade wait.

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Jurgen Klopp’s record at Liverpool

  Matches
Premier League 186
Cup competitions 86
Total 272

 

Level of Patience

It took almost 3 years for Liverpool to win the 1st ever trophy under Klopp. He never lost hope and continuously motivated the team to get better and better as he believed that if you want to earn something big, then it’s worth the wait.

One of Liverpool’s best

Klopp has the 2nd best win % among the Liverpool managers who have managed the club for 5 or more years.  Irrespective of not much trophy earned under his spell, still Klopp is said to be one of the best managers in the world. The joy and pride in his celebrations are similar to those fans who cheer out after their team scores.

When Liverpool won the Premier League, Klopp was reduced to tears with happiness in his eyes when he knew that the hard work has paid off.

Trophies earned by Liverpool under Klopp:

  • Premier League 2019-20
  • UEFA Champions League 2018-19; runner-up 2017-18
  • UEFA Super Cup 2019
  • FIFA Club World Cup 2019
  • UEFA Europa League runner up 2015-16

Jurgen Klopp has made an extension of his contract to stay with the Liverpool side until 2024. So we will be expecting the same level of hard work and dedication from him at the same time to create chances to add some more trophies to the trophy cabinet. For everything that he has done for the club is the reason why the fans are celebrating his 5 years anniversary at the club.

 

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