After the dismissal of Brendan Rodgers, Jurgen Klopp came to Anfield from Borussia Dortmund, where he had retired from the leadership of the club at the end of the previous season. He rebuilt the team and turned it into one of the best teams not only in the Premier League but also in Europe.
They won the Champions League, the FA Cup, and the League Cup. He has established himself as one of the top five managers in the world, and has succeeded in changing the generation of forwards and midfielders, with an eye toward an even longer term regime.
Former German midfielder Dietmar Hamann, who played for Liverpool and Manchester City during his playing days, compared Josep Guardiola, who has been a championship contender in England in recent years, to Klopp, and based on the strength of the team when he took over, the German coach did a bigger job.
“Manchester City were already a title-winning side when Pep took over, and he came to win the Champions League, which he obviously did last season,”
“City, however, had already won the FA Cup and the Premier League before his arrival and Pep inherited a very good team with the likes of Kompany, David Silva, De Bruyne, and Aguero.”
“Class players were already there, but if you look at Klopp’s first team, it was nowhere near as good as Pep’s first City team. Jurgen managed something nobody else could for 30 years – winning the league title. He also won the Champions League and all the other trophies. I wouldn’t go along with saying Pep has had a bigger impact at City than Klopp has at Liverpool. If anything, I think it’s the other way round.”BoyleSports