It has been a year since Jurgen Klopp set foot in Anfield and the ‘Normal One’ has managed to turn his Liverpool team into one of the best in Premier League. The German has brought his aggressive “rock-and-roll” style of football from his Dortmund days and has managed to instill fear in his opponents.
This Liverpool outfit under Klopp has become a genuine title contender and excitement has returned to Anfield after a dour period under Brendan Rodgers.
Since the 49-year old has taken over at Liverpool, they have scored the maximum amount of goals in the Premier League, 73 goals in 37 games from 8th of October 2015 till date. Opponents are often left to wonder what hit them when the likes of Roberto Firmino, Phillipe Coutinho and Sadio Mane are on song.
Adam Lallana is enjoying his best period at Anfield under the German and it is a joy to watch this team play and the goals galore they put on show for the fans. On the occasion of Klopp’s one-year anniversary with the Reds, we take a look at five famous wins for Liverpool under their new manager:
#5 Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool – 14 August 2016
What a way to kick things off in a new season!
Klopp’s Liverpool were playing Arsenal in the first game of what would be their first full season under the German. And they did not disappoint. Arsenal took the lead through Theo Walcott, but Coutinho managed to equalize for the Reds from a wonderful 30-yard free-kick just before half-time.
After half-time though, Liverpool tore apart the Arsenal defence as they scored 3 goals in the space of 14 minutes, with Coutinho and Adam Lallana scoring, along with a brilliant solo effort by new signing Sadio Mane.
But some poor defending gave Arsenal a way back as they pulled back two goals to set up a grand finish on Matchday 1 of the 2016-17 season. However, Liverpool managed to hold on and claimed three points in what was a thrilling contest. It was later revealed by players that Klopp’s half-time dressing room speech had nudged them on to step up in the second half which they duly did.