For those of you who want a overnight fix here’s a reminder why Jürgen Klopp asked for patience in his first interview and why it should be well worth the wait! In his time at Dortmund, Klopp took the club to a sixth place finish in his first season in charge, and a fifth place finish in the season after that, before leading the club to successive Bundesliga titles in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons.
During the 2011–12 Bundesliga season, the 81 points accrued by Borussia Dortmund was the greatest points tally ever amassed in Bundesliga history and the 47 points earned in the second half of the season also set a new record. Dortmund’s 25 league wins equalled Bayern Munich’s 1972–73 milestone, while their 28-league match unbeaten sequence was the best ever recorded in a single German top-flight season.
Jürgen’s had not even had a full season at Liverpool yet some fans have already began to doubt him and even more puzzling questioning his role as manager. Yes, everyone’s entitled to criticise but when I see the “#KloppOut” on Twitter I thought I’d slipped into a parallel universe? Dortmund like Liverpool showed flashes of greatness but it took Klopp two seasons before they managed a consistent attack on the Bundesliga. The German fans patience was greatly rewarded. Back-to-back Bundesliga wins in 2011 and 2012, as well as the DFB-Pokal in 2012, the DFL-Supercup in 2013 and 2014, and in the UEFA Champions League final in 2013. Klopp won the German Football Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Imagine winning back to back League titles in a fight against Bayern Munich!
I know us Liverpool fans have had years of patiently waiting for the return of the good ol days but here’s my point why give up now. We have a world class, passionate manager who’s just as desperate for success as all of us and has already taken us to two finals and apart from this wobble, has set the Premier League alight. Let’s stick together as a unit behind Jürgen Klopp regardless whether we have the odd wobble and lose because there just might be a golden sky at the end of this storm. This is a bump on the long road to success not a stop sign.
Video by (The Football Republic).
Written by Ben Webb