Since Jurgen Klopp became Liverpool manager in October 2015, he has overseen a transformation of the club, turning them back into the winning force that they had been in the 1970s and 1980s.
Klopp has revolutionised the way that Liverpool play, instilling a hard-running, quick-transition style of football. Coming from the modern school of German gegenpressers, he has turned Liverpool into one of the most exciting teams on the planet.
He has doubtless been helped by a very successful transfer strategy that has seen the Reds recruit world-class talent like Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Alisson and Virgil van Dijk to name but a few.
But without Klopp, the project would be missing its most crucial ingredient, the man that adds that drive and vision Liverpool so badly needed before he arrived.
The first major trophy Klopp won with Liverpool was the Champions League, overcoming Tottenham in the final in Madrid in 2019.
But the Premier League title that followed in 2020 was perhaps even more special and impressive.
Liverpool were utterly relentless, which was necessary to fight off a Manchester City team that was assembled at greater expense than Liverpool’s group.
When they secured that title – the club’s first in 30 years – legendary Liverpool player-turned-manager Kenny Dalglish told BT Sport: “Jurgen Klopp – it’s all about him. He takes the credit!
“It’s been very positive all the way. He’s been fantastic – he epitomises everything about this club. He truly deserves it.
“When he came in, it was a fantastic coup. When he came in, he was unbelievable. Brendan [Rodgers] was a little unlucky. But it’s not a one-off. They’ve been at it, around about it, for a few years. Onwards and upwards.
“Last year they were a point out, this year they’ve only lost once. It’s truly deserved.”
Under Klopp, Liverpool have since completed the set, just falling short of the quadruple but adding the League Cup and FA Cup to the Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup.
But if we pan out and look at Liverpool’s league performance over the entirety of Klopp’s spell, how does he fare?
There were certainly plenty of creases to iron out when he came in seven years ago, with players to move on and, in particular, a defence to reform. And they’re currently enduring a less-than-stellar spell of form. So does his record look over the course of his entire time at the helm?
To find out, we’ve collated the Premier League table since the German’s very first game in charge on October 17, 2015.
Liverpool might not be top, but it still makes pleasant reading for Reds.
Note: We’ve only included the 11 teams who’ve stayed in the Premier League for the duration of the time Klopp has been at the club.
- Manchester City – 601 points, 266 games
- Liverpool – 566 points, 265 games
- Chelsea – 497 points, 265 games
- Tottenham – 500 points, 266 games
- Manchester United – 476 points, 265 games
- Arsenal – 470 points, 266 games
- Leicester – 393 points, 266 games
- Everton – 355 points, 266 games
- West Ham – 354 points, 266 games
- Southampton – 314 points, 266 games
- Crystal Palace – 303 points, 265 games