Liverpool under Klopp
Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have enjoyed their most successful period in Premier League history.
The Reds would of course win their 6th Champions League title under the German back in 2019.
But the crowning achievement of Klopp’s Liverpool stint was undoubtedly the club’s 2020 domestic title triumph.
This marked Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years, and their first-ever Premier League trophy.
The player Klopp wishes he had managed at Liverpool
Across his reign, Klopp has of course worked with and moulded some of the best players in world football.
Mohamed Salah is certainly one of the top five footballers on the planet, whilst Virgil van Dijk can stake a claim as one of the best centre-backs in Europe, too.
Now, though, Jurgen Klopp has named the one former Liverpool star he wishes he had been able to manage.
And, altogether unsurprisingly, the German bestowed that honour upon Steven Gerrard:
“That’s easy, it’s Stevie (Gerrard).
“When we played in Sydney three or four years ago and after the season we didn’t have a proper team and we invited [Steve] McManaman, [Daniel] Agger, Jamie Carragher and Stevie.
“To be honest, I knew Liverpool and I saw him playing, of course, but a little bit advanced age group wise but they were all really good.
“But Stevie, what a player he still was then! I think he was already retired but maybe a youth coach here. Incredible. Stevie and me together in the roles, he as the man on the pitch and me as a coach that would have been nice. So it’s Stevie.
“Six years ago it would have been a different answer but now I’m here and I know him as a person and as a player so that’s now an easy answer.”
Jurgen Klopp names Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the one player he would have loved to managed https://t.co/8l15OkGLOa
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) October 7, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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