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There aren’t many complaints with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool apart from them not having picked up a trophy. The Reds play a fantastic brand of football, the players seem to be getting along really well and the manager has been brilliant for us from day one.

Liverpool have never looked this good, at least in the Premier League era, and we seem to be getting better with each season under the German.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson have been stars since Klopp took over but a surprising aspect is the lack of quality Bundesliga signings under the manager.

Liverpool haven’t made wholesale changes to the side in one go and Klopp has slowly worked to get some quality players in.

This isn’t a criticism of the German manager but it is a little weird as to why we have not been able to tap into the Bundesliga talent available.

The only players we have brought from the league are Ragnar Klavan, Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Naby Keita.

Out of the quartet, Karius and Klavan have joined other sides while Matip is injury-prone and is finding it tough to get into the first-team. And Keita has only just arrived after a big-money move from RB Leipzig.

Although Matip came on a free, Karius and Klavan were economical signings but the trio couldn’t and haven’t made a positive mark at Anfield yet.

Klopp had one of the most exciting teams in the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund and he has built something similar with Liverpool too, albeit with greater spending.

When Gerard Houllier was managing the Reds, we had a sizeable French/French-speaking contingent. We had a similar situation with Rafa Benitez, who had a number of Spanish-speaking players.

Klopp, on the other hand, has brought in players from the Serie A, Ligue 1, Premier League and the Bundesliga but most of his bargain signings have been from Germany.

It is difficult to get all the signings firing on all cylinders and there will be hits and misses during a manager’s tenure at a club.

However, Klopp’s Bundesliga buys haven’t been great and it is a shame as to why we haven’t cracked that market yet.

Klopp purchased some great talents like Robert Lewandowski, Julian Weigl, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marco Reus, Sven Bender and Ilkay Gundogan at Dortmund and a number of them were bought from other Bundesliga clubs.

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We haven’t seen that from Klopp at Liverpool yet but it must be noted that the German spent seven-plus years at Dortmund. Hopefully, he will have time to find such transfer gems from the Bundesliga and make us a force to reckon with for years on end.

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(Video) Liverpool sends fans down memory lane with memory of fantastic goal



Fabio Aurelio Liverpool

Liverpool pulled a rabbit out of the hat by signing Andy Robertson from Hull City. The Scot wasn’t a big name then and didn’t cost us much but he has been incredible since breaking into the first-team.

The newly appointed Scotland captain is easily one of the best left-backs in the world and is only getting better with game time.

Although Liverpool have finally signed a dependable left-back, that wasn’t the case for many years as Alberto Moreno and Jose Enrique never seemed to fulfil their potential.

The Reds were a little unlucky with one player and that was Fabio Aurelio, the Brazilian. The former Valencia player was a Red for six seasons but made just 87 appearances in the Premier League.

The left-back was known for his incredible delivery and had a fantastic moment or two. His goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford is one of our greatest moments post the Champions League win in 2005 and FA Cup in 2006 and the Reds wished the 38-year-old on his birthday.

The Brazilian was great at set-pieces but his injuries prevented him from reaching his potential. Rafa Benitez got the best out of the now 38-year-old but the defender had to retire a few years ago as injuries caught up to him.

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Former Liverpool star claims he wants to play under this manager



Kevin Keegan Liverpool

Kevin Keegan’s managerial career can be remembered for his rant against Manchester United and slumping behind the advertising hoardings after Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-3.

The former England star was one of the best during his time as he picked up a couple of Ballon d’Ors and won numerous titles as a player for the Reds.

Keegan certainly knows a thing or two about winning trophies and in a recent interview with the Guardian, the former England captain added that out of the current managers, he would love to play under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds play attacking football but Keegan claimed he saw a bit of himself in Klopp and hence, would have played under our manager.

“I’d have to go for [Jürgen] Klopp because he’s like me.”

“He is going to tackle someone one day.

“I was very close to it [too]. When someone was breaking away and it was near the touchline, and I was stood there, I was very close one day to bringing him down. I really was.”

The 67-year-old is right about Klopp’s passion for the game and that is one reason why we are doing so well. The German has turned us into one of the best sides in the country and it is time for him to break his trophy duck at Anfield.

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The Reds last won a trophy in 2012 but with Klopp at the helm and the players producing incredible performances, we may have something to cheer about at the end of the campaign.

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“Wasn’t his best goal”, “He scored better” – Some Liverpool fans are certain Puskas had better goals last season



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah came third in the best men’s player category at the recent FIFA awards but the Liverpool star did pick up the Puskas Award for the best goal of the season.

The winning moment came against Everton on 10th December 2017 as Salah jinked past a couple of players before curling the ball into the net.

The effort was adjudged to be better than Gareth Bale’s strike against us in the Champions League final and Cristiano Ronaldo’s effort against Juventus in the same competition.

Salah was on a tear last season as he broke the Premier League scoring record with 32 goals in the competition. The forward had a number of magical moments and a few fans were convinced this wasn’t the Egyptian’s best goal of the season.

There were brilliant efforts against Watford and Tottenham that come to mind. The 25-year-old hasn’t been on fire this season but the award should come as a handy boost for the remainder of the campaign.

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