Following the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers from Liverpool, The Reds brought in former Borussia Dortmund manager, Jurgen Klopp.
The German manager had ushered in a successful era at Borussia Dortmund and managed to challenge Bayern Munich’s dominance. During his time at the German club, Klopp won two Bundesliga titles and a cup while also managing to take Dortmund to the final, albeit losing to their arch-rivals, Bayern Munich.
However, following a poor final season with Dortmund, a season where Dortmund finished seventh in the table, Klopp called time on his spell at the German giants.
In his first season at Liverpool, the early signs were there as Klopp tried to institute the fast-paced, high-energy style that had made Dortmund famous during his time there. Last year, it seemed as though Klopp’s ideal style of play had finally taken hold at the club as with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool had a front three that could trouble any team in the country, if not Europe.
Salah especially had a fantastic season and with him in attack Liverpool surged to the Champions League final and at times looked as though they were going to push City all the way for the title. Disappointingly for the club, Liverpool finished fourth in the table and coupled with their crushing loss in the final – thanks to Loris Karius – The Reds finished what was an incredible season with nothing to show for it.
Over the summer, Liverpool spent heavily and brought in Alisson to address their weak depth in goal. Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri also joined the club to give Klopp one of the strongest sides in Europe.
This season, Liverpool have started incredibly well and look like the most likely yet again, to challenge City for the title. Despite a slight drop in form which has seen them lose to Napoli, Chelsea and draw with City, Klopp’s side still remain in the hunt to finally win some silverware.
Now in his fourth season with Liverpool and following such a heavy summer spend, the pressure is now on Klopp to bring some silverware to Merseyside. So far during his time at the club he’s been given a relatively easy time but if no trophy gets added to the cabinet come the end of this season, questions should be asked of the German.