In 2015, Jurgen Klopp took the helm at Liverpool and immediately addressed the media, promising to tell a new story and restore faith in the club. No one can say the German hasn’t delivered, but not even he anticipated sweeping up all the hardware. Klopp nearly led Liverpool to an unprecedented quadruple last season, but this year he has seen his team drastically regress.
Jurgen Klopp talks about Liverpool’s poor season & staying motivated!
Liverpool, currently in eighth place and 12 points out of a Champions League and Premier League playoff spot with nine games left to play, had lost more league games in 2023 than in 2022, when they won two trophies and finished as runners-up in both competitions.
Their play on the road has been a major contributor to this decline. Last year, they won 10 of 15 away games. This year, they have won only three of their 15 away games. Their average of 0.87 points per away game is the lowest since the 1992–1993 season.
“I’m the normal one,” he said at the time. Most Liverpool supporters say seven-and-a-half years and six major trophies later, that’s a modest self-description.
“I was hoping for it, and we could have won more, which is strange. But no, I didn’t think about it that much.