“This is no ordinary team. This is a special club. I’m here to win big trophies with the team.”, Jürgen Klopp he announced during his first official press conference as Liverpool manager in autumn 2015.
The decision to appoint Klopp came from John W. Henry, the American billionaire and co-owner of the team. The majority of fans supported this choice after being disappointed in Brendan Rodgers – who played 166 games with a modest 50% win rate and didn’t win a title.
However, not everyone appreciates Klopp despite the mark he left in Mainz and Dortmund. John W. Henry has reason to stick to his election.
Worth about $3.6 billion, Henry brought Klopp to Anfield inspired by the famous book Moneyball (about the Oakland Athletics baseball team and manager Billy Beane; the latter book was made into a film). .
Henry’s selection is also the result of analysis of mathematics, physics and general statistical science. So far, Liverpool are the team that have pioneered and applied the best value of scientific research to modern football (dubbed ‘Big Data’ – now almost every club uses it).
In the ill-fated season that Klopp Rodgers took over, Liverpool reached the finals of the League Cup and Europa League. In the 2016/17 season, his first full season in English football, he led the team into the top four of the Premier League. This is only the second time in 8 consecutive seasons that The Kop have had a place in the Champions League.
In the 2017/18 season, Liverpool retained 4th place in the Premier League and won the right to advance to the Champions League final for the first time in 11 years, where they lost to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid – the team that set a record set of 3 consecutive winning seasons. .
Slowly but surely, Klopp gradually built a solid foundation for Liverpool. Even when Philippe Coutinho moved to Barcelona, the strength of the team remained unaffected.
On June 1, 2019, in front of more than 63,000 spectators at the Metropolitano Stadium (Madrid, Spain), in the second consecutive Champions League final, Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 to win the league. Klopp’s 6 players and UEFA squad in which Alisson and Van Dijk won best goalkeeper and best defender.
Liverpool history continues to be proudly written by Klopp. A year after the European Championship, The Kop won the Premier League on 99 points, ending three decades without success in English football’s top division.
With five different titles, Klopp has completely transformed Liverpool. Not only the titles, but also the Merseyside representative captivated the neutral crowd with attractive football. Each of their matches is a strong, personal, passionate and emotional expression.
What Liverpool performed has been compared to a passionate hard rock rhythm. In the last 4 games they have beaten Man City 3-2 at Etihad Stadium, beat MU 4-0, beat Everton and Villarreal by the same score 2-0 with lively football.
Liverpool, with Klopp’s revolutionary counter-pressing football, always torment their opponents before scoring. Recently, Thiago Alcantara has been reincarnated to make the gameplay even smoother and more attractive.
In the last two direct duels with Man City, in the Premier League (2-2) and in the FA Cup, Liverpool both made sure that the opponent no longer maintained the usual style. Pep Guardiola’s side lost ground and had to switch to longer balls and focus on counterattacks.
Liverpool has the image of a red hurricane capable of knocking down any opponent. In Europe they are the only club who can still end the season with a 4-title treble after winning an early League Cup (still running on 3 fronts). First LeagueChampions League and FA Cup).
Sports policy at Anfield, with Klopp’s authority and efficient academic staff, helps maintain exceptional values throughout the season.
Liverpool can go haywire at times, but everything is under control straight away. When a star leaves, the team always finds a suitable replacement. This is the effect of combining science and football.
Liverpool is undoubtedly one of the most watched football teams in Europe today. Victories and beauty on the pitch help the team to be financially successful.
The red wind Liverpool showed from the pitch to the financial floor. According to Forbes, the club’s brand value is now $4.1 billion, up 88% over the past two years.
Liverpool’s value is quite capable of surpassing MU – the team has an excellent marketing strategy and the largest market in the world, the brand value is currently $4.2 billion. During The Kop’s sublimation in all aspects, the Red Devils were left in despair as they went empty-handed for the 5th straight season.
All of Liverpool’s spectacular moves are thanks to Jurgen Klopp. It also shows the exact perspective of billionaire Henry, now one of the most popular owners of English football, in contrast to his compatriots who own MU – the Glazer family.
From success on the pitch to commercial progress, Liverpool opted to extend Jurgen Kopp to 2026, despite having 2 years left on the old contract. This step shows the confidence of the board, the same project for many years with the German Wehrmachtsfuhrer.
With the new contract, Klopp will work at Anfield for 11 years. This number is likely to increase further in the future.
Jurgen Klopp currently has 373 games and leads Liverpool with 233 wins. With the ambition to build an empire that will dominate European football, he is aiming for the record set by an Anfield manager: Bill Shankly with 783 games and 407 wins.