Jurgen Klopp's First Liverpool Team Shows How Far They've Come In Just Five Years
Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager back in 2015 and has cemented himself as a Reds legend following Thursday's Premier League title win.
He took over the Merseyside outfit following a summer which saw Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling depart, leaving Liverpool short in quality.
The German's first game as manager ended a 0-0 draw with Tottenham Hotspur and fans should be prepared to see the eleven that lined up at White Hart Lane.
Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet
Defence: Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno
Midfield: Lucas Leiva, Emre Can, Philippe Coutinho
Attack: Adam Lallana, Divock Origi, James Milner
On the bench in North London were Adam Bogdan, Kolo Toure, Joe Allen, Jerome Sinclair, Joao Carlos Texiera and Connor Randall.
The only players that remain at the club from that squad are Divock Origi, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne.
Lallana and Clyne will be leaving in the summer however as both men were included on Liverpool's release list.
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It's a stark contrast to the side that demolished Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker
Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson
Midfield: Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson
Attack: Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Klopp's desires to turn Liverpool into Premier League winners were outlined as early as his first press conference.
"Last night we signed the contract and this morning I wake and I'm manager of Liverpool FC," he joked at his unveiling.
"Please give us time to do the work but when I sit here in four years I think we may have one title.
"If not maybe [I'll win] the next one in Switzerland!"
I said when I left [Borussia] Dortmund it's not important what you think when someone comes in. It's much more important what you think when people leave. That when you leave it's a special day.
Jurgen Klopp predicting Liverpool winning the league title in 2015 pic.twitter.com/Wg3cTjybBc
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) June 25, 2020
"Twenty-five years ago (since the last league title) is a long time. History is only the base for us, (we shouldn't) keep the history in our backpack all day.
"I want to see the first step next week and not always compare with other times. This is a great club with big potential. Everything is there. Let's try to start a new way."
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