As we come to grips with the idea that Jurgen Klopp is moving on from LIverpool, we can take a step back and truly appreciate the last nine years. I'm going to put together four of the most significant wins I believe happened under his watch.
1. Liverpool 4 Crystal Palace 0 (Jun 24, 2020)
This win, coupled with a Manchester City loss the next day, meant Liverpool were the earliest Premier League champions in history with seven games to spare.
It was yet another emphatic performance from a nearly flawless season. This was the pinnacle of what Jurgen Klopp hoped to achieve while at Anfield. He finally got the Reds over the hump. The only unfortunate part was this came during the pandemic so the fans could not be there to celebrate together.
2. Liverpool 2 Tottenham 0 (Jun 1, 2019)
The year before their Premier League triumph, Klopp steered his charges to Champions League glory over Spurs. He restored Liverpool back to the top of the European game by securing their 6th Champions League crown.
An early Mohamed Salah penalty paired with a late Divock Origi strike put the Reds into rapture once again. Four years after arriving, Klopp had Liverpool on the top of the continental mountain.
3. Liverpool 4 Dortmund 3 (April 14, 2016)
This match is stil one of the best in the Jurgen Klopp era. This was the second leg of a Europa League Quarterfinal. The Reds were pegged back multiple times and needed 3 second half goals including a Dejan Lovren leaping header in stoppage time to gut it out.
I believe this is truly when the "Mentality Monsters" persona was born under Jurgen Klopp. A European night against a formidable and respected adversary.
The spirit and fight shown in this match would lay the foundation for the years of success to come under Klopp's guidance.
4. Liverpool 7 Manchester United 0 (Mar 5, 2023)
Of course this match is on a ranking list of this kind. The absolute domination shown on that day at Anfield was a stark example of the different levels these two clubs have settled into these days.
Klopp was grinning almost the full 90 minutes as his boys came out locked in and didn't let up once. A Gakpo brace. A Darwin brace. A Salah brace. Finally Bobby Firmino wrapped proceedings.
It's a result that will not be forgotten for a very long time. It almost serves as a measuring stick for the Jurgen Klopp era. For years we played second fiddle to the Sir Alex Ferguson regime. No more, as Klopp willed Liverpool level with United, before blowing past them.
This list could go on and on, so perhaps we might revisit this again, eh?