Eight years of Jurgen Klopp: His best moment from each season

It's been eight years since Jurgen Klopp gave his famous 'doubters to believers' speech.

His arrival, on October 8, 2015, came during a time of crisis for Liverpool, who were lacking in direction and identity.

Klopp joined to steer the ship, to shift the club's course of trajectory - and since then, Liverpool have won every major trophy they could ask for.

He's undoubtedly the club's greatest living manager, and it will be a tearful day when Reds fans inevitably have to bid their charismatic German farewell.

For now, though, let's celebrate eight years of Jurgen Klopp by going through the best moment from each of his seasons as a Red.

2015/16: Birth of the mentality monsters

Klopp's first season on Merseyside didn't go exactly to plan - but it showed signs of the direction the club was heading.

Despite tripping at the last hurdle on both occasions, Klopp guided the Reds to both a League Cup and a Europa League final, giving fans a glimpse of the sort of success that could be enjoyed under his leadership.

There was also a notable shift in mentality - a never say die attitude that was demonstrated on a handful of occasions during the German's debut campaign.

This was most apparent during Liverpool's Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund.

Capped by a last-gasp winner from Dejan Lovren, the Reds put on an incredible second-half comeback to stun Klopp's former side and progress to the last four of the competition - something which looked near impossible at points of the contest.

It was the first of many iconic European nights under Liverpool's new manager.

2016/17: Back in the big leagues

Now to Klopp's firstย fullย season - and it's safe to say we enjoyed what we saw.

After a summer of turnover, swapping the remnants of the Brendan Rodgers era for players more fitting of Klopp's playstyle, Liverpool went into the season with the aim of once again qualifying for the Champions League - something they'd only managed once in the past seven seasons.

An encouraging season of football ensued, with fans buoyed by a Liverpool's new, exciting style of play.

And on the final day, a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough confirmed a top four finish, ensuring the club's return to Europe's premier competition.

A season defined by progress.

2017/18: European double over Pep

Liverpool's first Champions League campaign under Klopp was eventful, to say the least.

From the thrashings of Maribor and Spartak Moscow to the 7-6 aggregate victory over Roma, many memories were made on the road to Kiev.

But one that sticks out for most was the humbling of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

After a dominant 3-0 first leg win stunned the Premier League's runaway leaders, Klopp's side did it all over again at the Etihad, coming from behind to beat the Citizens 2-1 on their own turf, knocking them out of the Champions League.

The Reds may have come up short in the final, but this was nevertheless the season where Liverpool truly proved themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

2018/19: Number six

Liverpool were a different beast this season, and in any other year, they would have surely won a famous double.

Despite tallying 97 points - the third most ever accumulated in a Premier League season at the time - they were pipped to the crown by their formidable title rivals, Manchester City.

After such a phenomenal season, it would've been criminal to see this Liverpool side cross the finish line without any silverware to show for it. The mentality monsters saw to address this potential injustice.

Liverpool pulled off the comeback to end all comebacks against Barcelona to reach a second successive Champions League final, before toppling Tottenham in Madrid to win their sixth European Cup.

It was Klopp's first trophy for Liverpool, and what a first trophy for it to be.

The once fallen giants of Liverpool had been rebuilt.

2019/20: 30-year wait, over

30 years without a Premier League title.

It was the accolade all Liverpool fans desired, dreamed of, hoped for - and deep down, we knew Jurgen Klopp would be the man to make that dream a reality.

With one of the greatest ever Liverpool teams at his disposal, the Reds trounced the league, effectively tying the title up by Christmas.

Although admittedly painful to see Jordan Henderson lift the title with no fans in the stadium, the uniqueness of the celebration felt fitting for a triumph like no other, for the end of a three decade-long drought.

The crowning moment of Klopp's reign. Give him a statue.

2020/21: Here comes Alisson...

The COVID season was a bit of a mess on all fronts, and off the back of winning the league, it certainly wasn't the season Liverpool fans would've hoped for.

That said, given the fact the Reds were eighth in March, it was an absolute miracle that we salvaged a top four finish.

And of course, that outcome wouldn't have been if not for the goalscoring heroics of Liverpool's number one, Alisson Becker.

Leaping like a salmon to head in a vital winner against West Brom, Alisson became one of only six stoppers to bag a Premier League goal.

One of the most iconic goals not just of the Jurgen Klopp era, but in Premier League history.

Again, if only there were fans...

2021/22: Double trouble

This season will always have that bitter-sweet taste to it, given the fact Liverpool were just two wins away from winning the quadruple.

Nevertheless, this campaign saw Klopp tick off two trophies he hadn't yet won: the League Cup and the FA Cup.

Beating Chelsea on penalties on both occasions, Liverpool picked up their first domestic cup double since 2001.

And despite ending the season with disappointment, that didn't stop Reds fans from rocking up to the Liverpool waterfront in their droves to celebrate what the team had achieved that year - doing so less than 24 hours after suffering heartbreak in the Champions League final.

Best fans in the world, best club in the world.

2022/23: Seven nil

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 5, 2023: Liverpool's scoreboard shows their record victory over Manchester United during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 7-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There was only going to be one pick for the best moment of last season.

Despite Liverpool enduring the most problematic season since Klopp took the reigns, the Reds still managed to pull off one of the most hilariously entertaining wins in the club's storied history.

Manchester United came to Anfield with their pride in tact. They left having shipped seven goals with no reply.

Just when you think Jurgen Klopp has achieved everything he can, he dishes out one of the harshest humiliations ever sentenced to a football club.

"7-0" will forever be the muzzle used to silence a lippy United fan. You just can't come back from that.


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