Jurgen Klopp has signed a three-year deal to become the new Liverpool manager. The German replaces Brendan Rodgers who was sacked following the club's 1-1 draw at Everton in the Merseyside derby. Klopp returns to the dugout for the first time since leaving Borussia Dortmund back in May, and will be tasked with leading Liverpool back to their glory days.
Liverpool are one of the most successful teams in the history of British football. The Reds have won the League on no less than 18 occasions while the European Cup has found its way back to Anfield five times. The club lost their way under the previous owners but in John W Henry they have a man in charge who knows how to run a sports team at the highest level.
There is no doubt that the aim for the Liverpool over the next two of three years is to win the title, having achieved Champions League football in 2014. Rodgers has transformed the club's style and also installed a new found belief and self-confidence.
Liverpool sacked Dalglish at the end of the 2011/12 campaign following talks with the club's owners in America. Despite winning the Carling Cup and guiding Liverpool to an FA Cup Final last season, Dalglish came come under-fire for his side's failure to impress in the Premier League, which ultimately led to his dismissal.
Rodgers has been in charge of Liverpool since May 2012, after succeeding club legend Kenny Dalglish in the dugout. The Reds came agonisingly close to winning their first Premier League title in 2013/14, only to be heartbreakingly pipped to the post by Man City.
Liverpool were hoping to mount another serious challenge last season, however they endured a poor start to the campaign, which left them some distance behind the leading pack. The second-half of the season brought better results, however the Reds tailed off at the end and missed out on a prized place in the top-4.
|29 Nov||Liverpool||1 - 0||Swansea City||W|
|21 Nov||Manchester City||1 - 4||Liverpool||W|
|08 Nov||Liverpool||1 - 2||Crystal Palace||L|
|31 Oct||Chelsea||1 - 3||Liverpool||W|
|25 Oct||Liverpool||1 - 1||Southampton||D|
|17 Oct||Tottenham Hotspur||0 - 0||Liverpool||D|
|11 / 18pts|
|05 Dec||Newcastle United||16:00||Liverpool|
|12 Dec||Liverpool||16:00||West Bromwich Albion|
|26 Dec||Liverpool||16:00||Leicester City|
|02 Jan||West Ham United||16:00||Liverpool|
|Manager||Start Date||End Date|
|Jurgen Klopp||8 October 2015||Present|
|Brendan Rodgers||30 May 2012||4 October 2015|
|Kenny Dalglish||8 January 2011||16 May 2012|
|Roy Hodgson||1 July 2010||8 January 2011|
|Rafael Benitez||16 June 2004||3 June 2010|
|Gerard Houllier||12 November 1998||24 May 2004|
|Gerard Houllier||1 July 1998||12 November 1998|
|Roy Evans||28 January 1994||12 November 1998|
|Graeme Souness||16 April 1991||28 January 1994|
|Ronnie Moran||22 February 1991||16 April 1991|
|Kenny Dalglish||30 May 1985||22 February 1991|
|Joe Fagan||23 May 1983||30 May 1985|
|Bob Paisley||26 July 1974||23 May 1983|
|Bill Shankly||1 December 1959||12 July 1974|
|Phil Taylor||1 May 1956||30 November 1959|
|Don Welsh||1 March 1951||1 May 1956|
|George Kay||1 May 1936||28 February 1951|
|George Patterson||1 February 1928||1 May 1936|
|Matt McQueen||1 February 1923||1 February 1928|
|David Ashworth||1 December 1920||1 February 1922|
|Tom Watson||1 August 1896||31 May 1915|
|John McKenna||1 August 1892||1 August 1896|