When Jürgen Klopp took over, Liverpool were a mess – particularly in defence. Since the towering manager arrived, Liverpool have been transformed from hit and miss mavericks to European champions.
One outrageous stat shows how far Liverpool have come under Jürgen Klopp: Liverpool are unbeaten in the league at Anfield in 43 games. That is an unbeaten run stretching back to a defeat against Crystal Palace in April 2017.
Liverpool are now a mere 43 games off Chelsea’s 4 year unbeaten home record. Chelsea went 86 games without loss during this period – so at least we’re halfway. Funnily enough, it was Liverpool that ended Chelsea’s record when Xabi Alonso’s deflected effort earned Liverpool a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. I do miss Xabi Alonso.
By making Anfield a fortress again, Klopp has allowed Liverpool to return to the pinnacle of football and compete on all fronts once more.
If Liverpool continue with their impressive home form then it is only a matter of time before the Reds manage to lift the Premier League again. Last season, Liverpool’s home form came away with them. Klopp’s men registered only one defeat in the league last season, away to champions Man City.
The German has achieved this outrageous stat through savvy investment in the defence. By signing the best defender in the world in Virgil Van Dijk and the best goalkeeper in the world in Alisson Becker, Klopp shored up a longstanding leaky defence. Throw into the mix the bargain buy of Andy Robertson and the growth of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Liverpool have a defence set to emulate Chelsea’s 4 year unbeaten streak.