5 Liverpool players who have improved massively under Jurgen Klopp
Not many successful managers are credited with turning talented players into world class ones because success is not often associated with patience in modern day football.
Pep Guardiola is an exception to this rule as he has continued to find success wherever he goes while developing players massively. His counterpart at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is another manager renowned for nurturing players.
Klopp oversaw the progress of some modern-day superstars like Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and many others during his time with Borussia Dortmund and he has continued that trend at Liverpool.
When the charismatic German took over as Liverpool manager, he inherited a squad with vast potential but was far from a finished product. Slowly and steadily, he has helped many players realize their potential. So here is a look at the five players who have improved the most under Jurgen Klopp.
Honourable mentions: Alberto Moreno, Adam Lallana, and Sadio Mane
#5 Trent Alexander-Arnold
Klopp isn’t a manager who shies away from giving youngsters the chance to sign and he has put in a lot of faith in the now 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Trent made his debut for Liverpool in a League Cup game last year against Spurs before making his Premier League debut as a starter against Manchester United at Old Trafford during which he managed to keep the dangerous Anthony Martial at bay.
He started the current season as Liverpool’s first choice right-back following an injury to Nathaniel Clyne but Jurgen Klopp later chose to rotate him with Joe Gomez in order to bring more stability to the backline.
Nevertheless, he has started 12 games for the club in all competitions, scoring four goals and assisting one.
Alexander-Arnold is an attacking full-back with a brilliant free-kick technique and once he improves the defensive side of his game, he will surely be starting more games for Liverpool in the future.
Being a lad from Liverpool, the crowd already loves him and Klopp rates him highly too.