Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool career could have easily gone the same route as former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Reds boss got all the way to the Champions League final but fell at the final hurdle in 2018. Spurs did the same thing last season but now find themselves 14th in the Premier League and making an unexpected managerial switch.
This is a glimpse of what could have been at Liverpool had Klopp not expertly handled our Champions League loss.
Klopp is a lucky man to have owners like Fenway Sports Group. The American’s and our manager are on exactly the same page when it comes to the direction of Liverpool Football Club. Klopp was pretty much given an open cheque book after his near miss in the 2018 Champions League final.
The 47-year-old Pochettinto has not been so lucky at the North London club. Spurs owner Daniel Levy has consistently made Argentine’s job harder by implementing wage caps, providing no transfer budget and trying to sell key players in recent seasons.
The summer of 2018 could be considered Liverpool’s most successful transfer window’s ever. Alisson Becker came to Anfield and finally solved our goalkeeping crisis. The Reds surprised everyone by announcing the signing of Fabinho last summer. Now he is the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League and one of the first names on the Liverpool team sheet.
Klopp was also able to add Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri who both played their parts in a massive season. Whilst Spurs also made four big money signings after their Champions League loss. However they have so far failed to deliver and Pochettino has paid the ultimate price.
Finally, Liverpool won games despite suffering Champions League heartbreak. The Reds played the best football we’ve seen under Klopp last year, going closer than ever in the Premier League and winning the Champions League final at a second time of asking. Whereas Spurs have been poor this season.
The North London club are 14th in the Premier League and have already suffered a humiliating 7-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.