CAN KLOPP MAKE LIVERPOOL GREAT AGAIN?
When Liverpool FC said goodbye to Kenny Dalglish back in 2012 it was down to new manager Brendan Rodgers to pick up the pieces. During his first full season in charge at Anfield he managed the team to a runner-up spot in the Premier League narrowly missing out on the elusive title by just 2 points to Manchester City.
Since then there’s been a lot of ups and downs for the club and a number of notable players in the Liverpool line-up have departed the club for one reason or another. And quite frankly it had left a number of significant holes throughout the squad. The results just weren’t coming and Rodgers’ days were numbered. Enter charismatic German manager Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp landed the managerial role at Liverpool back in October and signed a three year deal with the club and it’s certainly a decision that has been warmly welcomed by those on the Kop. The appointment has raised a few eyebrows and now it seems all eyes are on the Liverpool team as they are finally beginning to play like a team once more, even just recently managing to carve out an impressive 1-4 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad stadium.
After the loss of Luis Saurez, Anfield legend Steven Gerrard, and more recently Raheem Sterling, things were looking ominous at the club and it really needed something to help pick up the team as well helping the supporters getting behind their team once more, and it appears that Klopps’ arrival has done just that. At his former club Borussia Dortmund the much-praised manager helped the team pick up two championships and plenty of silverware and Liverpool are hoping for the same.
Whilst the appointment has been welcomed with open arms by the Reds it’s also certainly a great move for the Premier League. Klopp is a naturally magnetic manager and it is most definitely his personality and allure that will be winning a lot of neutrals over in the coming months. Thankfully his football acumen is also second to none. He wants to turn doubters into believers and to make the club great again and his impact already has led to Liverpool becoming 10/11 favourites with 10 bet to finish in the top 4.
There’s no doubt that he has a lot of work to do at the club and of course he is just one man. The squad itself isn’t the strongest in the Premier League but it’s a team of young and enthusiastic players hungry for success and all vying for a chance to prove themselves to the new manager.