Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in 2015. In his first-ever press conference, he said Liverpool would win the title within 4 years. Moving forward to 2019, Liverpool won the Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp after 30 years.
That Dortmund Side
It is no surprise that people regard Klopp as one of the best managers of our time. He has managed to rebuild teams and has been able to make good players great. Before Liverpool, Klopp was the manager of Borussia Dortmund. He managed to create a team so strong that they defeated Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, A team that had accumulated over 100 points in La Liga and had the services of Prime Cristiano Ronaldo.
He managed to take Dortmund into the finals of the Champions League where they lost to their eternal rivals Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final minutes of the game. Klopp is responsible for creating that monster team which contained the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus, and Mario Gotze. Klopp managed to win the Bundesliga and leveled the playfield. Ever since Klopp left Dortmund, they haven’t won the title.
Premier League Giants Liverpool
Klopp inherited a Liverpool side who competed for a top 6 position. He quickly brought in players who fit his intense “Gegen Pressing” playstyle. In 3 years, he managed to win the Champions League and the following year the Premier League. In the process, Creating one of the greatest teams to play football. He brought in the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, and Alisson, all of them deemed to be Premier League flops. However, Klopp has made them into the very best. Liverpool are now in the race for a potential quadruple, They are in the Semifinals of the Champions League, The FA cup, and are one point off the Manchester City in the title race.
Who Should Replace Klopp?
Jurgen Klopp is one of the best managers in the Premier League and his contract with Liverpool runs until 2024. However, FSG are looking into the long-term processes to see who should replace the German. The obvious answer is Steven Gerrard. Gerrard retired just one year before Klopp inherited Liverpool. Gerrard reckons his biggest disappointment was not playing under Klopp. Both men have mutual respect for each other. Klopp claimed back in 2020 that Steven Gerrard should be his successor.
But obviously, Gerrard is still an inexperienced manager. However, Gerrard had proved his credential at Rangers FC before moving on to the Premier League. He is now the manager of Aston Villa and he needs to prove his worth to the Liverpool board by taking the Villa side into the top half of the table. It remains to be seen if Gerrard can prove himself in the Big Leagues.
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