Before Klopp came to Liverpool, the club had gone almost a decade with only one League cup trophy.
Their last big win came in 2005, the Champions League and no other trophy in and around that area. Liverpool were struggling to make it to the top 4 and silverware was absent.
Klopp in four years time has made them one of the best clubs not only in England but in Europe now and done it in decent budget while losing key players. What a man! What a leader and Jamie Carragher is now begging Liverpool hierarchy to extend Jurgen’s contract at any cost, citing Klopp as the main man at the club.
He said: “I think [Klopp] is the number one at the club. He’s the manager of course, but what I mean is he is the most important figure. If you asked me would I rather lose Virgil van Dijk or the manager, I’d say Van Dijk. I think he is a special manager.
“I don’t know what his contract situation is but give him a new one and hopefully now, he can push on. He’s got that monkey off his back with that first big trophy, first time he’s won the Champions League after so many finals without a win.
“Hopefully for him and that set of players, it’s not just a one-off. He’s always done seven years at his clubs so in 2022 [when Klopp’s current contract runs out], it will have been seven years. Let’s try and make it 17!
“The next step is to continually compete, as they have done this season, for the Premier League and Champions League. The Premier League is the big one Liverpool want of course, but Man City are such a good side, it’s going to be difficult.
“At this moment, Liverpool are well equipped. They’ve won the Champions League so they’re going to be there or thereabouts for most seasons in the competition now and they have to do that in the Premier League, which is something we (the teams Carragher was in) never did enough of. That’s what they have to do next season is really push Man City.”