The Reds have had their fair share of controversy, but there’s no denying they are one of the finest football clubs of all time. Before laying their hands on the Champions League trophy after beating Tottenham, however, Jurgen Klopp faced quite a dry spell.
Liverpool FC won no title after the 2005/06 FA Cup until their recent emotional Champions League victory.
This dry spell had no effect on the Kop whatsoever who continue supporting their club. However, the period has left the football fandom questioning the team’s credibility. We’re here to show you that the Reds under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp are still one of the greatest clubs in history.
The King of Comebacks
The Reds have proven the time and again that the game is not over until the whistle is blown!
Steven Gerrard went down in history with his last-minute penalty shoot against AC Milan that left the Kop roaring with pride. They’re game-changers. Even with a few minutes left on the clock, the team doesn’t give up and shows the opposing team how it’s done.
The Reds aim to please, and you’ll never have a boring game with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge, and the rest of the Reds lineup.
In his very first press conference as Liverpool’s manager, he said, “If I sit here in four years, I’m pretty confident we’ll have one title.” The resistance was apparent. The club was not in perfect shape. Appointing Klopp seemed like a wrong move at the time, but over the years, he proved himself.
If Klopp was in charge of Manchester United or God forbid, Barcelona and he’d made that statement, it would wreak havoc. Barcelona was an inch away from firing Ernesto Valverde after losing just one Champions League title. But Tottenham knew that it would be a long haul to reach the top of their game again. They believed in Jurgen Klopp and paved the way towards greatness.
Managers often talk about reaching milestones, for instance, the treble or quadruple, but Klopp focuses on every match and the journey. According to him, trophies are the natural result of consistent and fantastic play on the field.
The Kop is one of the most dedicated fandoms football has ever witnessed. Liverpool fans are die-hard and the most loyal fans you’ll see as they stand by their team through thick and thin. The credibility of the Reds can be defined by their supporters who have dedicated their lives to the game (and Liverpool).
Bill Shankly, a former Reds Manager and fan himself, is one of the most excellent Liverpool managers of all time. His quotes like, “Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can persuade them it is much more serious than that.” and “the two best teams on Merseyside are – Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.” They are quite popular and show us just how much the Merseyside fans are devoted to Liverpool.