Liverpool is a legendary club in the process of transformation. They started this season on a very positive note but got derailed in the middle of the season. Brendon Rogers, the Liverpool manager until last year, was sacked in the summer to give his place to Jurgen Klopp. Everyone expected a rejuvenated Liverpool, after the appointed of Jurgen Klopp as the manager. Klopp has a fantastic track record and is highly regarded for his managerial abilities. Before coming to Liverpool, he had made Borussia Dortmund a team to be reckoned with. Although he had a bad last season with Dortmund before joining Liverpool, he was the drop of hope to the Liverpool fans.
After coming to Liverpool, Klopp was determined to make an impact and so did the club owners. The club owners gave the former Dortmund manager freedom to sign any player. Klopp wanted a young squad, whom he can nurture, signed six new faces to the club. It cost the club around 80 million euros to sign these 6 players.
Sadio Mane and Ragnar was the only one this season in the newly added ones, to be a regular feature in the playing XI for Liverpool. The other players are being nurtured and are great prospects for Liverpool in the future. The current season has been a roller coaster ride for the Reds’ fans, as there have been instances where they have dropped easy points and there also have been some instances, where they have played exceedingly well against everyone’s expectations. The club Liverpool always enjoys a very good support from its fans. Its fans are regarded as one of the best and most loyal fans in the world. After several seasons of disappointment, Klopp was giving them the much-needed hope.
The Coming Season
This season allegedly, Klopp is expected to sign as many as six players. He has certain big players on his shopping list. The Liverpool owners are also backing the club manager and are ready to break the bank for him. Klopp wants to build a young team that could play together for a long time and win trophies, the same thing he did with Dortmund. They are currently in third place in the Premier League table, just 2 points above Manchester City. It would certainly be an intense finish to the season with all the top teams in breathing distance with each other.
Premier League Standings
Liverpool has grown on to be an attractive place for players to come. It is on its course to qualify for the Champions League next season but Klopp wants to build a team that could win silverware. “Liverpool at this moment is a really interesting project for players,” Klopp said, in an interview before the clash with Crystal Palace. He said, “It's a young team, it's a fantastic club, and it's a good situation where we really can see the progress. So I would say together with Tottenham, the average age of the team is such that there's still a lot to come. But actually, not a lot of players told me last year, I don't want to be part of this, but let me see what happens next year and then we can talk again. It's more my feeling than what a player thinks. But the talks we've had so far are very positive. That doesn't mean it will all work out, but they all see the progress.”
It would be very interesting to see, how the things pan out for the Reds, who haven’t had any silverware in the recent years. Klopp is working very hard to get back the club it’s well-renowned glory days.