Who is Jurgens Klopp?
JurgEN KELSEY Klopp is a German international manager who was in charge of Liverpool for the 2014/15 season.
He was also in charge at Borussia Dortmund from 2007 to 2011, a period which saw Liverpool win the Bundesliga, FA Cup and Champions League three times.
In his role as Liverpool’s head of football operations, Klopp was responsible for recruiting, training and managing the squad in the Premier League.
Klopp was the architect of Liverpool’s resurgence in the last decade of the 20th century, when the club reached the Champions League final and FA Cup final.
Klopp left Borussia for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2019.
What’s his record?
Klopp is now the fifth manager to take charge of the club since they were formed in 1920, the last of whom was Sir Alex Ferguson.
He won four league titles in a five-year period between 2001 and 2009.
He took charge of Borussia Monchenglads title-winning side in 2014/2015, and guided them to the German Cup final in 2015.
The German champions also reached the Europa League final in 2018, and Klopp was in his first season as manager.
Liverpool have qualified for the Champions league in four of the last five seasons, winning the FA Cup in 2010/11, and the Europa league in 2015/16.
Klopp is the only manager to have won the Europa cup with the same team twice.
He guided Liverpool to the group stage of the competition in each of the previous three years.
Klopp won the FA cup in 2015 with Borussia Brugge, who finished third in the Bundesliga last season, and was in Dortmund’s starting line-up in the group stages of the Europa and the Champions Leagues.
Klopp’s final game as Liverpool manager was in the 2014-15 campaign, when they beat Manchester United 1-0 at Anfield.
Who is Klopp’s successor?
Jürgen Klopp is set to become the fifth coach to take over at Liverpool this summer, having already taken over at Dortmund, Southampton, Aston Villa and Norwich City.
The former Borussia star was the coach of Boru of the Bundesliga from 2003 to 2005.
He managed Borussia Munich, Borussia Eindhoven and Borussia Rotterdam between 2006 and 2010, before coming to the Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2014.
Klopp became Borussia’s coach in 2010 and guided the club to a second consecutive Bundesliga title in 2016.
He led Borussia to their first-ever Bundesliga title win in the Europa Leagues final in 2017.
He has also guided the Red Devils to their sixth Bundesliga title, including three consecutive Bundesliga cups, the fourth-longest such run in European football.
Liverpool’s next fixture will be against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 2.
Klopp has been at Borussias helm for eight years and is currently the longest-serving coach in English football.
Klopp took charge at Dortmund in January 2018 and the club finished second in the German league that season, having lost just once.
He replaced Joachim Low, who left to take up a permanent position with the German national team, after just one season.
Klopp also guided Dortmund to a third consecutive Bundesliga championship in 2016, and his side reached the final of the Champions’ League in 2018.
Klopp had previously managed Borussen, a side which finished fourth in the second-tier German league in 2013/14.
Klopp replaced Jürgens Hoffmann as Borussia manager in April 2018, having guided Borussia through the German second-division.
He had previously worked at Hamburg, where he was the manager from 1999-2002, before joining Borussia in 2004.
What is the club’s history?
Liverpool have won three domestic cups, two Champions Leagles and two European Cups in Klopp’s five-plus years at the club.
Liverpool are currently sixth in the table, five points clear of the top four and three points clear at the top of the table.
Klopp led the club for nine seasons, starting with the club as a player, and then moving up to become a manager.
He started his coaching career with Borussia in 2005, and in 2003 won the Bundesliga title as a manager with the then-young Stuttgart club.
His first season in charge was his last as Borussi, as he was sacked by the club after just six matches after being promoted to his role by the then Bundesliga president.
In the years following his dismissal, Klopp went on to manage the youth team at Dortmund’s youth academy, and made his first-team debut with the Bundesliga side in 2004 against Wolfsburg.
Liverpool reached the Bundesliga final in 2005 with Klopp in charge, and again in 2007, 2006 and 2007 with the Dortmund team.
Klopp guided Borussio to their fourth consecutive Bundesliga Cup triumph in 2008/09, and Dortmund’s fourth consecutive Champions League title in 2010.
Klopp made his full-time switch to Borussia as a full-back in 2008, and