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Jürgen Klopp

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Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
  • Status
  • Joined Club
    8 October 2015
  • Age
    54 years 98 days
  • Date of Birth
  • Premier League Seasons
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Tottenham Hotspur (a),
    17 October 2015, Drawn 0 - 0

Manager Bio

Jurgen Klopp got his chance to manage in the Premier League when he took over at Liverpool in October 2015.

The German arrived at Anfield after taking a short break from football following an impressive seven-year stay with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Klopp made over 300 appearances as a player, starting and finishing his professional career at FSV Mainz 05 in Germany's second tier.

He took over as head coach in 2001 and guided the club where he had spent 11 years as a player to promotion in his third season in charge.

After ending a 41-year wait for their first ever season in the Bundesliga Mainz enjoyed three seasons in Germany's top division followed, including qualification for the 2005/06 UEFA Europa League.

The club suffered relegation to the 2.Bundesliga at the end of the 2006/07 campaign and Klopp departed Mainz at the end of the following season after the club were unable to regain immediate promotion. 

In the summer of 2008, Klopp was appointed as manager of Borussia Dortmund and was tasked with rebuilding a side that had finished 13th in the Bundesliga in 2007/08.

After two years under his reign Dortmund had finished sixth and then fifth before Klopp achieved back-to-back Bundesliga titles, plus a German Cup win in the 2011/12 campaign.

Dortmund reached the UEFA Champions League final in 2013 under Klopp’s guidance, losing to fellow German side Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium. Klopp left at the end of the 2014/15 season after seven years in charge.

On Thursday 8 October 2015, Liverpool announced Klopp as Brendan Rodgers' replacement at Anfield.

He led the Reds to the UEFA Europa League final in 2015/16 and the UEFA Champions League final in 2017/18, although both matches ended in defeat.

Klopp was back in the Champions League final the following season, however, and this time guided his side to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

It was also an impressive domestic campaign for Klopp's Reds, who finished a point behind champions Manchester City despite losing only one Premier League match in the entire 2018/19 season.

Better was to come the following campaign as Klopp guided Liverpool to their first Premier League title.

The Reds triumphed in style, setting a new record for the earliest title success, clinching victory with seven matches to spare, and equalling the 32 wins claimed by Man City in 2017/18 and in 2018/19. 

  • Leeds United v Liverpool
  • Fulham v Liverpool
  • Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers
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  • Liverpool v Leicester City
  • Liverpool v Leicester City
  • Newcastle United v Liverpool
  • Sheffield United v Liverpool
  • Sheffield United v Liverpool
  • Newcastle United v Liverpool
  • Newcastle United v Liverpool
  • Liverpool v Leicester City
  • Jurgen Klopp greets his players at full-time

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