The most memorable times of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager

The most memorable times of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager

Here we take a look at some of Jurgen Klopp’s most memorable times as the Reds’ boss:

1. The seven-nil mauling of Manchester United at Anfield

In the 2022-2023 Premier League campaign, Liverpool lost their earlier fixture to Man United at Old Trafford. The Reds were hungry to put things right when Erik ten Hag’s United visited Merseyside to play the reverse fixture. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were tipped to be the favorites to win the match considering their home-form prowess.

What followed was more than just a spectacle for football lovers. The Reds mauled Manchester United by a thumping scoreline of 7-0 as they ran riot at their home ground. Man United looked clueless and in dire shock as to what had happened to them. On the other hand, Klopp was spotted bubbling from sheer joy on the touchlines as if he had never seen his side play better football than that.

2. Divock Origi’s late winner against Wolves

In the 2021-2022 season of the Premier League, Klopp’s Liverpool visited the Molineux Stadium to play an in-form Bruno Lage’s Wolves side. The Old Gold held their defensive shape quite well throughout the game and halted the Reds from scoring. With the match nearing its end it looked like Liverpool was set to drop crucial two points in their chase for the title. However, the Merseyside club’s cult hero Divock Origi netted a late goal which was aided by Mohamed Salah’s cross into the box, to send Liverpool’s bench, players alongside their manager to sheer levels of joy.

3. Champions League triumph over Barcelona aided by Trent Alexander Arnold’s quick corner

Liverpool were 3-0 down on the aggregate going into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League 2018-2019 semi-final against FC Barcelona, which was to be held at Anfield. Now we all knew it was gonna tough for the Reds to overcome that margin and stand a chance to qualify for the finals even with the added advantage of their home crowd.

But Jurgen Klopp’s side did turn the tables on Barca by registering an emphatic 4-0 victory and getting the aggregate score across both legs in their favor by 4-3. However, what stood out from that night was, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s quickly taken corner which caught Barca players napping and was converted into a goal by Divock Origi’s cool and calm finish.

4. The Premier League title triumph

Jurgen Klopp's most memorable times
Liverpool’s Premier League Title Victory | Image Credit: Sky Sports

Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool to a memorable Premier League title victory in the 2019-2020 season of the English top-flight football. The German manager enabled his side to play some exceptional football throughout the campaign. It was Klopp’s first Premier League title in England, during his tenure at the club.

Since he joined the club, Liverpool had been playing good football and was slowly and gradually becoming the team that could challenge for the title, but apart from getting close to it a few times during his managerial reign, they never went on to seal the trophy. But the 2019-2020 season, saw them overcome those later stages of the season anxiety and finally get their hands on the prestigious trophy under the German manager. It surely stands out as one of Jurgen Klopp’s most memorable times at the English club.

5. The Champions League final victory

Jurgen Klopp's most memorable times
Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League Title Victory | Image Credit: Scroll. in

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool were termed as the favorites going into the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League final against their country-rival Tottenham Hotspur. But, they still kind of needed to get that job done to be crowned the European Champions for that term. Not only Klopp’s side handled the pressure well but they also looked determined and passionate to go on to lift the trophy.

As a result, the Reds went on to win the final by a scoreline of 2-0 and secure the sixth UCL title in the club’s history. The victory still remains embedded in the memories of the English club’s supporters.

6. Drubbing Chelsea with a young bunch of players in the League Cup final

Liverpool faced Chelsea in the 2023-2024 EFL Cup (Carabao Cup) final at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London. The Reds managed by Jurgen Klopp were laced with injury concerns with some of their main players sidelined from the match. Names like Mohamed Salah, and Darwin Nunez were missing from their playing eleven that day.

Klopp fielded some of his youngest squad players like – Jayden Danns, Jarell Quansah, and James McConnell against a Chelsea side that was almost at their full strength. Yet Liverpool looked more hungry to win the trophy and not for a single moment of the match it looked like they were playing with so many youngsters who aren’t the regular first-team starters. Jurgen Klopp urged his side to keep pushing for the win and ultimately a late Virgil van Dijk header did get them there by a scoreline of 1-0.

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