Liverpool 15-16-“Welcome to Anfield, JURGEN”
Languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table, not many gave Liverpool a chance of luring Jurgen Klopp, the master tactician. But he indeed had a dream to manage the biggest football club in England and to turn them from a sleeping giant into an irresistible force they once were.
Jürgen Klopp revolutionized the Liverpool football club. He has transformed the club from its grassroots level to the very top. Liverpool was playing tier 2 football in the Europa League before his arrival. Now they are mixing up with the best there is and coming top most of the time. Here is a step by step unraveling of his era.
First year produced epic comebacks, big game wins and genius goals. But one thing was sure, the Glorious Anfield nights were back….
Liverpool 4-3 Dortmund
Major Decision: To play Roberto Firmino as a False nine
Roberto Firmino came as an attacking midfielder but was transformed into a striker under the Klopp’s Heavy metal Geggenpress Football.
Liverpool 16-17- “Doubters to Believers”
Liverpool had an inconsistent form the 16-17 season under Klopp. However, they finished in the Champions League places at the end of the season.
Champions league qualification accomplished…
Major Decisions: Buying Mane and Wijnaldum for overpriced deals
Mane came as an inconsistent but explosive talent from Southampton. He is now a permanent fixture in the starting eleven of Liverpool and a gem in their fabled front three.
Wijnaldum bought from a relegated Newcastle for 25 million pounds has improved year on year and now is a Barcelona target.
Best player- Mane
Liverpool 17-18-“ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ”
Liverpool almost became the European Champions in their first year back in the Champions League. Salah overcame doubters and nearly carried Liverpool to a glorious finish but injury struck and Liverpool could not get over the line against Real Madrid in the final.
Epic Anfield Champions league nights overcame European heavyweights and vaulted Liverpool to the summit of the showpiece…
Major Decisions: Sell Coutinho; Buy Van Dijk
Coutinho was the linchpin of Liverpool’s forward play. His departure was met with derision by the fans and pundits. However, his trade to Barcelona became the foundation of Liverpool’s rise to becoming European champions.
Klopp bought Van Dijk out of Man city’s clutches. He has been revolutionary ever since and has transformed the Liverpool defense almost single-handedly. He was bought for only 75 million pounds but considering his inclusion in the Balon d’0r twice in 3 years, its a bargain.
Liverpool 18-19-“Talk about SIX”
Liverpool missed out on an elusive Premier league by one point but went further in the Champions League by bringing it home.
Liverpool won the Champions league for the 6th time…
“when I sit here in four years, I think we will have won one title,”Jurgen Klopp
Major Decision: Strengthen the Defense
Liverpool bought Alisson Becker and Fabinho for a combined 95 million pounds. The defense was considerably strengthened and was a cornerstone on their way to the 6th Champions League.
Liverpool dominated the Premier League in such an unprecedented way that they won the league before the New year dawned.
Liverpool won the English title for the 19th time…
July 5th 2020
Major Decision: Not spending after losing the Premier league
Klopp forgot to buy any player in the window after Liverpool was pipped to the title by City. However, he led them to the English crown ending the 30-year title drought.
Fastest title win, longest winning home run, consecutive top flight wins, longest home unbeaten run, most decades with a title win, best start in the top leagues, most points won over 38 matches, biggest lead, international treble, most wins in a season
Premier league, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club cup