State of that bench. £300 million spent under BR and that's all we had to show for it.This was his team for Klopp's first game in charge... we shouldn't forget that and how much has changed over time.
Liverpool’s starting XI v Spurs:
Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Leiva, Can, Milner, Lallana (replaced by Allen), Coutinho (replaced by Ibe), Origi
Subs: Toure, Allen, Ibe, Bogdan, Sinclair, Vilaca Teixeira, Randall
And now we will play them again... in a Champions League final. What a journey.
I can see the argument for Souness and Rodgers but Hodgson?Jūrgen Norbert Klopp, known affectionately as Kloppo, is a Liverpool manager made from the same mould as the great William 'Shanks' Shankly. He's doing more or less the same things that Shanks did when arriving at Anfield. Bill said he was building a team of invincibility that would be a powerhouse within English football, and isn't that what our Kloppo is doing right now? This man will take us on to greatness and the silverware will surely follow.
At Liverpool FC we have been truly blessed with great managers in the time that I have been following our great football club, and the list includes: William 'Shanks' Shankly, Robert 'Bob' Paisley, Ronald 'Sarge' Moran (Caretaker), Joseph 'Joe' Fagan, Kenneth 'the King' Dalglish, Graeme 'Souey' Souness, Roy Evans, Gérard Houllier, Rafael 'Rafa' Benítez, Roy Hodgson, Kenneth Dalglish (2nd spell), Brendan Rodgers and now Jūrgen Norbert Klopp. What a fantastic list of great managers with each one adding to the history and greatness of Liverpool Football Club. I have been lucky to have travelled through time with them, through the defeats and successes in the league and various cup competitions and fully believe that our Kloppo will continue in that successful vein.
Re-posted from the wrong thread.A very nice wee article here i thought.Liverpool may have missed out on the Premier League title but Jurgen Klopp has returned the club to the game’s elite in his own way, says Raphael Honigstein.www.bbc.co.uk
I'm not sure Dalglish had his heart in his second stint he seemed a bit distant.Dear Jurgen Klopp,
I have been following, supporting and willing this club since I was in my tender age, in the late 70s. Became a far more serious fan when I started to play for school in the 80s and never looked back since. I have no recollection of Shankly being our manager because I wasn't born or too damn young to know anything. I have since caught up with what he did for the past 30 years through stories told by some older fans, and reading up his achievement with us. I was blessed with having a chance to watch and follow us when Paisley conquering Europe with us. I have held Paisley and Dalglish on a very high level, and Rafa won me over with his first season winning us our 5th Europea title. Now that's all in the past.
In recent years, I have seen managers like Roy Hodgson ruining us. Dalglish second stint fucked by idiots who thinks he's a Director of Football and divided by someone who brought us false hope with his narratives, interested more in making a name for himself than bringing the club back to what it was in Rodgers. Then you arrived.
Mr. Jurgen Klopp, you have brought me joy in watching football. You have given me more than what I have expected, and with the people running this club I have given them credit to be able to bring you to run this show. Your passion, desire and humility has brought back those smile on my face walking into my office every day. I am more assured now that anyone leaving the club tomorrow would not change how we play with you at the helm than ever. You sir are the perfect fit to bring back the yesteryears! Thank you.
Now in the next few weeks, prepare the boys for the final battle. Show them every damn clip of every damn Finals we've played. Tell them what it means to us, the fans and the people who have supported the club all their lives. Bring us one last big smile on our face this year! I believe in you!
Sincerely.... The most pessimistic fan you'll face,
Brilliant article, brought a smile on my face while reading it. This is exactly the way we thought the club should be ran, but up until a few years ago it was nothing more but a pipe dream. Now Klopp is actually doing it. And just look at the results.
The inside edge: How Liverpool pushed Manchester City all the way and why this is only the start of their challenge | JOE.co.ukJürgen Klopp's devotion to Liverpool closing the gap on Manchester City took in the tiniest details. And the planning for next season has already begunwww.joe.co.uk
The future is bright.. Its all red!!
Henderson was signed by Kenny. I'm not sure that including Benteke supports any argument that the money was well spent.:think:
Henderson, Benteke, Firmino, Lovren, Ings, Gomez, Sturridge all on the injury table. Thats comfortably over £100m in transfer fees right there.
Ha! I wouldnt argue about the quality of the signings lol , but you were clearly implying that he spent a fortune and provided appalling depth which I took issue with given the injury list. Henderson was still part of the side so he certainly counts when talking about the depth in the team at that time.Henderson was signed by Kenny. I'm not sure that including Benteke supports any argument that the money was well spent.
Lovely. I wish I'd have written that!If anybody has a spare couple minutes that "dear Jürgen" is worth a read on the home page. Fantastic stuff.
If anybody has a spare couple minutes that "dear Jürgen" is worth a read on the home page. Fantastic stuff.
Henry, put that contract extension in front of him now!“The only thing with the seven years is it is pure coincidence,” Klopp said.
“When they offered me a contract I did not say: ‘Yeah, that will take me to seven.’ It looks like a big master plan!
“How long it will take, I have no clue. The position we are now in I am really happy with.”
My German language is poor, but does the region Nord Schwarzwald mean North Blackwood in English?Norbert Klopp worked his whole life for Fischer a company that invented a rawlplug that set new standards in a very specific product area. The owner of the family- based firm and the pioneer spirit was Artur Fischer who was not a hands off kind of boss. His philosophy rubbed off on those who worked for him. Artur's son Klaus left things to the old man until Artur's last days a few years ago but had the same drive and spirit.
I didn't meet Klaus but my colleagues gave his business English a boost in a summer course a couple of years ago.
It's a very special region that we have here, the down-to-earth resourcefulness of the Nord Schwarzwald people is second to none.