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It has been an incredible year for Jurgen Klopp as he has turned Liverpool around. From playing horrible football under Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool now are one of the most attractive teams to watch and all credit must go to the German.

The Reds lie just a couple of points below Manchester City in the race for the Premier League. With the international break on, what better way than to look back at the first year of Klopp’s Reds.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager joined the Reds on October 8, 2015 and here are some of the best numbers to have come out from his short but remarkable tenure. All the stats have been taken from Liverpool FC’s official site.

113 – Goals scored in various league and cup competitions for the Reds under Klopp.

76 – Seconds it took for Daniel Sturridge to score against Newcastle. This was the fastest goal scored under Klopp.

61 – The number of games the team has played under Klopp.

51 – Surprisingly, Simon Mignolet and Nathaniel Clyne have made the most number of appearances under the German.

49.18 – The winning percentage under Klopp.

49 – Minutes between goals scored by Liverpool.

30 – The Merseyside club have registered 30 wins under the German. The first one came in the league cup against Bournemouth last season.

24 – Cup games have been played by Liverpool. 13 in the Europa League, 7 in the League Cup and 4 in the FA Cup.

23 – The number of players who have scored under Klopp.

22 – The average age of the youngest side brought out by the manager. This was against Exeter in the FA Cup (22 years 319 days)

20 – Clean sheets recorded by the Reds under Klopp.

19 – Goals scored by players coming off the bench for the Reds. Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke had the most with six.

16 – The number of players to have been handed a debut by Klopp.

9 – The number of players to have captained the side during Klopp’s tenure: James Milner, Martin Skrtel, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique, Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson, Christian Benteke, Lucas Leiva and Kolo Toure.

9 – The number of penalties won by Liverpool. Each one has been scored.

8 – Eight times the Reds have come back to win from a goal down.

6 – The biggest margin of victory under the German. A 6-0 win over Aston Villa in the league cup.

Impressive numbers under Klopp

There are some eye-popping stats but a couple do stand out. The eight games where Liverpool came back from a goal down to win shows the kind of steel and determination Klopp has imbibed in the side.

The other one has to be that 16 players have been given a chance to show their ability on the pitch. Jurgen Klopp does seem to be giving chances to players who deserve it. If they do well, the players stay in the team else they are shipped out.

The worst stat has to be the one regarding the clean sheets. Liverpool have to work on this and keeping 20 clean sheets in 61 games is a poor number to deal with.

Nevertheless, this has been an incredible year so far and with Liverpool playing this well, there could be more silverware. The Reds played two cup finals last season without winning either, maybe it is time for them to pick up the Premier League title.

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