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Longest-serving Liverpool managers of all-time!

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Here we look at the longest-serving Liverpool managers of all-time. We will look throughout the history of Liverpool FC past managers to find out who were the best.

When you think of long-serving Liverpool FC football managers, Kenny Dalglish probably comes to mind (depending on your age). But you’ll be surprised to find out that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t even reach the Top 5 longest-serving Liverpool managers.

Being a manager is tough these days. The managerial turnover is very high. Its not uncommon to see a manager get sacked after just a few bad results.

But back in the old days, Liverpool managers tended to last a lot longer. Perhaps it was a different time back then, or perhaps it’s because the current expectations from fans around the world is very demanding. Expectations are higher for Liverpool managers these days and the stakes are high. Managers such as Hodgson and Dalglish the second time have been sacked for one bad season. Those two are probably two of the top five managers in the world.

So we could safely say that managers back in the old days before the Premier League era lasted a lot longer. But, you can’t fault the change in managers. Clearly, it works. Liverpool have been a through a large barren phase. Since their dominance in the mid-1970s and early 80s, they had completely phased out from being a top team. Despite their Champions League glory in 2005, it was a one-off and naturally, the players could not repeat their greatness. Hence, now the new team under new boss Klopp who also have won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup are hopeful of winning many more trophies.

Longest-serving Liverpool managers of all-time

So here we will list all Liverpool FC previous managers. In our Liverpool FC managers list, we will sort the managers from longest time at the club down to the shortest.

Longest-serving all former Liverpool managers list

So finally, here are the longest-serving Liverpool managers of all-time.

Serial No. Liverpool FC Manager Games
1 Bill Shankly 783
2 Tom Watson 742
3 Jurgen Klopp 491
4 George Kay 357
5 Rafa Benitez 350
6 Gerard Houllier 307

Apart from Tom Watson and George Kay, we will have a look at the other managers and about their careers at Liverpool!

Bill Shankly – longest-serving liverpool managers

He is one of the longest-serving liverpool managers!

Widely known as the paving stone on which Liverpool’s successes were laid, many will be surprised to see Bill Shankly in 7th position here. However, that’s how it is.

After short managerial spells at Carlisle United, Grimsby Town, Workington and Huddersfield Town, Shankly joined Liverpool as the club’s manager in 1959.

From 1959 to 1974, Shankly managed 783 matches for Liverpool, a record which is yet to be bettered. Under Shankly, Liverpool won 407 matches while losing 178. The other 198 matches ended in a draw. Under Shankly’s tutelage, Liverpool won 9 trophies. This included three top-flight league titles and Liverpool’s first European trophy, the 1972-73 UEFA Cup.

Shankly left Liverpool in 1974 and this was the last club he managed. Bill Shankly passed away in 1981, aged 69.

Jurgen Klopp – longest-serving liverpool managers

He is one of the longest-serving and the most successful Liverpool managers! Watch & Bet Here =>

Jurgen Klopp recently signed a contract extension and he will remain the Liverpool coach.

One of the best managers in world football at present, Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Liverpool has been hugely beneficial to the club. In his very first season, Klopp led Liverpool to the Europa League final before leading them to the League Cup final. After losing the Champions League final in 2018, Klopp guided the Reds to a UCL triumph in 2019. Later, Klopp won Super Cup and Club World Cup as well.

Klopp did something extraordinary to break the 30 years of wait for the Premier League title. Liverpool won the Premier League title in 2020. In the next season, he won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. Klopp is the only Liverpool manager in history to win all the major titles. Klopp already won two trophies this season and fought hard for the Premier League title till the end of the final league game. They are also in the Champions League. Klopp has won all major trophies for Liverpool including the Champions League and Premier League.

Rafa Benitez – longest-serving liverpool managers

longest-serving liverpool managers

Rafael Benitez joined Liverpool from Valencia in 2004 following the resignation of Gerard Houllier. Benitez managed 350 matches during his spell at Liverpool. Out of these matches, Liverpool won 194 matches while losing 79. The other 77 matches ended in a draw.

Under Benitez, Liverpool won four trophies, the biggest one of them being the Champions League in 2005. After a poor 2009-10 season where Liverpool ended the Premier League in 7th position, Benitez quit Liverpool.

Gerard Houllier – longest-serving liverpool managers

Gerard Houllier became Liverpool manager in 1998 when Roy Evans was also the manager. Liverpool decided to use the concept of two managers at the club for the first time in more than a century. However, the joint-management thing did not work out as Evans resigned in 1998, leaving Houllier solely in-charge of Liverpool.

Houllier managed Liverpool till 2004, managing 325 matches for the club. Under Houllier, Liverpool 167 matches while losing and drawing 79 matches each. Liverpool enjoyed it’s finest period in the 21st century under Houllier, winning 6 trophies. This included the treble of League Cup, FA Cup and the UEFA Cup in the 2000-01 season. Houllier also guided Liverpool to the UEFA Super Cup in 2001.

Sadly, Liverpool could not win the Premier League under Houllier. The closest they came to winning the league was in the 2001-02 season when they ended 2nd in the league, 7 points behind Arsenal.

Gerard Houllier left Liverpool in 2004. Houllier’s spell at Liverpool was enough to receive the Order of the British Empire.

Kenny Dalglish – longest-serving liverpool managers

Sir Kenny Dalglish had two managerial spells at Liverpool. He succeeded Joe Fagan in 1985 while he was still playing at the club. Dalglish managed Liverpool till 1991. During this time, Dalglish managed 307 matches. Liverpool won 187 matches while losing 42. The other 78 matches ended in a draw.

During Dalglish’s first spell, Liverpool won a total of 10 trophies. These included three League titles.

Dalglish’s second spell came in 2011 when he joined Liverpool following the sacking of Roy Hodgson. This spell however, was a disappointing one as Liverpool won only 13 out of the 31 matches Dalglish managed. Dalglish however, managed to guide Liverpool to the 2011-12 League Cup which is till date, the last silverware won by Liverpool. Liverpool eventually sacked Dalglish after the end of the 2011-12 season.Watch & Bet Here =>SEE ALSO:



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