Top 5 Liverpool matches under Klopp
It has been a year since Jurgen Klopp took over the reins as the manager of Liverpool Football Club. Since then he has provided plenty of joyous moments for the Anfield faithful. On the eve of his one-year anniversary, we take a look at his best 5 victories as Liverpool manager.
Picking the best one was easy but picking the other four was not easy, as Klopp and his men have had quite a few big wins against some of their big rivals.
#5 Liverpool 3-0 Villareal – Europa League Semi-finals 2nd Leg
90 minutes into the first leg of the semis against Villareal, it looked as if Liverpool had put in a perfect away performance but silly defending in the last minute of stoppage time resulted in a 1-0 lead for Villareal.
This is what Liverpool coach Pep Ljinders said recently about Klopp, “The players and staff were really down and surprised.The moment Jurgen came back in the dressing room (after the loss in Villareal) he changed everything in five minutes. We could leave the stadium knowing we were going to attack them at Anfield like they had never been attacked before.”
And Liverpool precisely did just that. It took Liverpool just 7 minutes in the second leg to erase their deficit from the first leg through Bruno’s own goal after a brilliant attacking move initiated by Emre Can, who made a surprisingly quick return from his injury sustained in the quarter-finals.
Sturridge’s goal in the 63rd minute put Liverpool in front for the first time in the tie. A few minutes later Lallana tapped in Sturridge’s mistimed shot after some brilliant work by Firmino on the left.
Firmino who was the third most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history, once again proved his worth. This paved the way for Liverpool to their 1st European final in 9 years.