We need to talk about the four magical years that Jurgen Klopp has been the manager of Liverpool, will he finally make history?
It’s been a total of four years since Jurgen Klopp decided to take on the biggest challenge od his career, he took the Liverpool hot seat.
Since then, the Reds haven’t won that many trophies but they truly made an impact on the football world.
There is nobody who denies that Liverpool FC is currently the best club in the world, and they also happen to have the best manager in the world.
Jurgen Klopp rounded his impressive previous season with the Manager of the Year Award from FIFA, which was totally deserved.
But we need to look at the whole journey that took Klopp to this moment, one that started exactly four years ago.
It all started actually a few years before that, when Klopp started making a name for himself as Borussia Dortmund’s manager.
The German coach was already being scouted by the famous Fenway Sports Group. This is a conglomerate that is known for ending the infamous Boston Red Sox’ “Bambino Curse”.
Only a sports management group as powerful as this could have the power to end Liverpool’s own curse.
The Reds haven’t been able to win a single Premier League title since the competition was created at the beginning of the ’90s decade.
They took on the challenge in 2010, and they started hiring managers who had the profile to break the said curse.
📅 4 Years Ago Today:
🔴 Jurgen Klopp joined @LFC.
🏟 221 Games
✅ 129 Wins
🤝 54 Draws
❌ 38 Defeats
📈 58.4% Win Ratio
🏆 Champions League
🏆 UEFA Super Cup
🥇 The Best FIFA Men's Coach
👏 One of the best in the world. pic.twitter.com/C53DvuSRFK
— SPORF (@Sporf) October 8, 2019
Although the squad wasn’t lucky during the initial years, they still kept tabs on Jurgen as he was their favorite choice for the job.
This manager created an environment at Borussia Dortmund that was strikingly similar to the one created at the Red Sox when they became successful again.
Fenway Sports Group wanted to bring a manager who placed the human side of his players before anything else.
However, they also wanted a coach who was extremely well-versed in the football concepts and a master at scouting talents.
The ability to find unknown players from unexpected clubs was one of Jurgen’s main skills, which was one of Borussia Dortmund’s secrets to success.
The Liverpool ownership was always waiting for the right moment to make Klopp an offer he couldn’t refuse, and the time finally came in 2015.
The beginning of October was when the German coach was finally announced, he came with a vision that is finally a reality today.
But the successful seasons started coming from the very beginning, Liverpool was a completely different squad with Jurgen at the wheel, this man is pure magic when it comes to management.
A look back at Klopp's first six minutes as a @ChampionsLeague-winning manager… 🏆
We're not crying, YOU ARE! 🥺❤ pic.twitter.com/f5GreSgdF7
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 8, 2019
The fans’ special connection with Klopp.
This is a crucial aspect in Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool, the owners wanted a manager who could connect with the fans.
We had a giant group of supporters who were battered with past failures, they suffered too many heartbreaks in recent seasons.
It was just a couple of years back when Gerrard had that infamous slip that cost the Reds the title, Klopp’s intention was to change that luck.
From the very first moment, the fans felt that unique synergy between the gaffer and the players.
They were convinced that he would be the man who could finally break that curse, and the signs of success are already palpable.
With last year’s Champions League final and last season’s trophy, everything appears set for Liverpool to finally win the Premier League.
As things stand today, the Reds are currently top with eight points clear from Manchester City.
This title is Liverpool’s to lose, and Jurgen Klopp is looking mighty powerful with all the players he has this year.
After four years leading this squad, the 2019-20 season might be the magic one where everything could happen. All thanks to Jurgen Klopp’s arrival four years ago.
What a journey it's been so far 🔴✨ pic.twitter.com/KFeTzFQ8hB
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 8, 2019
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