In his 401st game as manager of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp recorded his 250th victory, making him the first manager to reach this milestone since Bob Paisley.
Jurgen Klopp and his new milestone
Earlier in the week, Klopp accomplished a milestone when he presided over his 400th game for the team, a 2-0 Champions League triumph against Napoli.
Following that, Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-1 for their first away victory of the Premier League season, capping a week that gave them more confidence.
After the game, Klopp gave the visiting Reds his signature fist-pumps. It has been noticeably absent for most of the challenging season thus far.
Although the German acknowledged in his post-match press conference that he “got carried away” in doing so, it’s possible that he didn’t realize the magnitude of this most recent victory. Now that he has won 250 games for Liverpool, Klopp is only the fourth manager in the club’s 130-year history to accomplish this feat.
The brilliance of Jurgen Klopp
As of right now, Klopp has the best win percentage of the group, winning 62.34 percent of his games. It is more than any of the 20 managers who came before him. Then there is the exception of John McKenna, who won 69.44 percent of 36 games during the 1895–96 season.
Liverpool have averaged 2.08 goals scored and 0.99 goals allowed under Klopp’s 401 games in charge. Again, only McKenna (3.22) and William Edward Barclay (2.43) had higher averages during their reigns, which were more than a century ago. The last Liverpool manager to oversee a superior defensive record was Rafa Benitez (0.86).
It seems like the Reds are getting their momentum. Although it had been broken multiple times this season, the Reds need to keep this consistency. In their last match against Spurs, they showed character like they did against Napoli. And now more than ever, it is highly required. Liverpool fans will be hoping to see the winning note continue for a longer period now.