The result at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night saw Liverpool secure their first Premier League crown with seven games to spare. Jurgen Klopp’s side is enjoying a remarkable season, which is the result of the progress made and the work put in since the German’s arrival at Anfield in 2015.
Champions Of Europe
Liverpool, current champions of Europe, bagged the title with last season’s Premier League winners Manchester City twenty-three points adrift in second. In thirty-one games, Klopp’s men have won on twenty-eight occasions, drawing twice, with one loss. The Anfield outfit have built a substantial goal difference, as well (49). They are the second-highest scorers in the league, and they possess the best defensive record.
The challenge is now on for Liverpool to continue their fantastic season until the end of the campaign, which could prove to be tricky as they know the title is in the bag. Attention will then turn to Liverpool becoming the dominant force in English football; something they’re more than capable of doing if they carry on their current path.
Reasons For Their Success
There have been multiple reasons why Liverpool have made it to the pinnacle of English and European football in the last several seasons, with one factor being they have the right people doing the right jobs at the club. Across all departments, be it analysts, recruitment, and so on, there are experts in position, and this is proving to be an advantage Liverpool have over other clubs.
Liverpool generally get their recruitment spot on too, which is another plus. Klopp knew he needed to bring a top goalkeeper and a world-class centre half. The club went out and brought Alisson and Virgil van Dijk; who have both proven to be integral to the growth and success the teams has had in recent times. Liverpool also knows how to find value, with the arrival of Takumi Minamino, 25, for his £7.25m release clause fee a prime example.
The Klopp Factor
The final piece in the jigsaw is, of course, manager Jurgen Klopp. He’s been integral to the progress Liverpool have made. And his personality shines through both on and off the pitch. He’s the reason why players want to join the club and opt to remain at Anfield as they see the project as one with a lot of potential, even after winning the Champions League and Premier League.
Klopp, 53, is a manager in it for the long haul too, with his average term as a manager 6.35 years. The German took charge of Mainz for 269 games, averaging 1,51 points per match. He built on that at Dortmund, averaging 1.90 points per game in his 318 games as manager. And he has improved at Liverpool. He’s taken charge of 256 games, averaging 2.06 points.
Only The Start
The challenge now is for Klopp and Liverpool to keep moving forward, something which they’re more than capable of doing. They need to keep doing the right things, and finding the small advantages over their rivals. They’re one of the best Premier League outfits of all time, and it’s very much the beginning of the journey.