Why Klopp must convince to success at Liverpool
The new appointed Liverpool manager has become popular on news coverage on the last few week. Liverpool fans and legends hail the 48-year-old German would be a success to land a trophy for the club; despite before his first match result.
Jürgen Klopp takes a charge as Liverpool stand on 7th in the premier league and under disappointing result in the several tournament, including Capitol Cup, and UEFA League group stage. However, his then glorious Dortmund’s history will also convince to inspire the return of Anfield glory.
3-years contract for the FIFA world coach of the Year 2013 runner-up; with hope to bright the club’s young talent, motivate team’s working spirit and bring back atmosphere as fans passionate to see his “Gegenpressing” football style.
Here is the reason why Liverpudlian must unfold a banner “make us dream” again:
1. Winning records against high profile team and coach
It backs to his Dortmund’s reign in the 2012-2013 season when the first time they pass UEFA Champion League the group stage – since appeared in the biggest European tournament in 2011. The season when he beats the big name: both the team and the coach.
His team beat the previous premier league title holder Manchester City’s Mancini at main stage 1-0, and knocked out Mourinho’s Real Madrid galacticos with 4-3 aggregate to reach the Wembley final.
The following season, three-point at home and in London: 3-1 against Coppa Italian winner Napoli with the ex-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez in charge, and Emirates stadium 2-1 win over Wenger’s Arsenal; both at a group stage.
In German, his side is a title contender for European giant Bayern Munchen. Last season, despite losing his key player–gotze and Lewandowski to Munchen. He lifts DFL-Supercup 2014 trophy after 2-0 win against the Bavarian under the successful coach Pep Guardiola.
Liverpool must be convinced to have winning spirit under Klopp. He already proved a head-to-head win against the world’s best coach. His career so far has won twice Bundesliga Champions, DFB Pokal, 3-DFL Supercup, and 2012 runner-up. And it’s so logical for him to land a trophy at Anfield.
2. Promising Football “Gegenpressing” style that suit on Liverpool squad
Liverpool football philosophy is “pass and move” instigated by Bob Paisley, the most successful coach in club’s history. But Bill Shankly like a hard defense. But Klopp has to play “Gegenpressing” with his Liverpool young squad.
It is the style of play with high intense running and pressed opponents; so they don’t have any time on the ball regardless position and location. Pass and move, hard defense are included in his tactics; while fast transitions can switch from attacking to defensive. He plays 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3 to 4-3-1-2; and he likes to play great energy of football.
“What I love is not serenity football, it’s fighting football – that’s what I like. What we call in Germany – English football; rainy day, heavy pitch, everybody is dirty in the face and they go home and can’t play football for the next four weeks,” he saids as quoted by express.
Liverpool squad with 23-year-old average age is full of energy. They are young, talented and hungry for a trophy. They must be able to press the opponent to had many goals.
We would like to see the engine like Henderson, Milner on midfield; the power of our expensive defence in Lovren, Sakho, Can, Skrtel; Coutinho creativity to set counter-attack; supported by the speed of Firminho, Lallana, Moreno, Clyne; Benteke, Sturridge, Ings to press far the defense line and threat the goalkeeper opponent; and how Klopp will flourish the promising talent like Gomez, Ibe, Origi, and the two local boys Rossiter and Flanagan.
3. Praised by ex-Liverpool legend and rival
We remember Carragher shocking reaction in Sky’s studio following Rodgers sacked, but we can’t forget that he praised for Klopp rather than the other experienced candidate, Carlo Ancelotti who previously won Champion League with Real Madrid. The reason is what he did in Dortmund, personality and the energy to get Liverpool back where it wants to be.
Speak similar to him is the only German player at Istanbul 05’, Dietmar Hamman, once he told Colin Murray show, as quoted by Talksport: “He is the ideal candidate for the job,” He said. “He is the one I would pick.
“Liverpool is a working class club, a working class town, and you need somebody that the fans take to. It is very important at a club like Liverpool that the fans take to the manager. For a lot of fans, Klopp would be the first choice and it looks like he is coming. And I think he can create that spark, that emotion, and give people hope again, which I think has been lost in the last 12 months.
“He has got a lot of love and passion for the game and this is why I think he fits the bill perfectly and why I think he will be a success.”
Michael Owen, ex-Liverpool striker, the treble winner 2000’s squad, said to express: ”I think that a younger and potentially hungrier manager in Jurgen Klopp would be the best fit for Liverpool in their current predicament.”
The 90’s midfielder who won first division champions league (before premier league) and FA cup winners, who spent 12 years at Anfield, Jan Molby, write about Klopp on liverpoolecho.co.uk column:
“He’s a builder, someone who is prepared to get grass on his knees and take time to build something; a way of playing, a philosophy, a style of football that connects the team with the fans.
“Unless you have the best of the best in terms of players, that’s the kind of manager you need. Klopp showed at Dortmund that he could bridge significant financial gaps and create a winning team. The dream is that he does the same at Anfield.
“[…] The players will be relishing the idea of playing under him, I’m sure. He’s a motivator, who gets players to run through walls for him. I can see him getting more out of a few players in the current squad – Adam Lallana for example – than Brendan Rodgers managed.”
Robbie “god” Fowler, the prolific ex-Liverpool striker also want to work with Klopp’s backroom staff.
Meanwhile, Liverpool rival Manchester United legend and ex-manager, Sir Alex Ferguson who once meet Klopp at Switzerland coaching class, also backed Klopp charges at Liverpool.
“Strong personality, very strong, very stubborn, determined and his performances, and his career at Dortmund was a stellar rise to the top and I think he’ll do very well,” he told US ESPN.
“I don’t like saying that, being Liverpool, because I’m worried about it but, no, he’ll do well.”
4. Fans love him
Look for the support they gave before arrival: the hashtag and term of #kloppforkop #kloppegangger #kloppmania. There are no need to argue if we ask Mainz or Dortmund fans, it’s hard to say goodbye for glorious moments he gave.