Category "Managers"

The Long Goodbye: How Have Liverpool Fared the Season After a Managerial Change?

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Red Welcome BannerBy the time you’re reading this, it will almost be over.

Jurgen Klopp’s near nine-year reign as Liverpool head coach is coming to an end. There’s talk of statues, commemorating a manager that has brought Premier League and Champions League glory to Anfield, but the German’s connection to the club and its fans runs so deep that mere stone and marble alone aren’t enough to do it justice.

The worst-kept secret in football is that Feyenoord boss Arne Slot will be Klopp’s successor, and the Dutchman has almighty shoes to fill – sadly, managing a club after a legend has departed has not, historically, gone all that well for the replacement over the years.

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The Most Underrated Players and Managers in Liverpool FC History

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Red Speech Bubble Question MarkJanuary 1964. Roy Evans joins Liverpool FC as a 16-year-old defender after Bill Shankly personally visited the family’s Bootle home to talk to his mum and dad.

In truth, Evans’ playing career at Liverpool never really bore fruit, but it was on the coaching staff – he took up the position of reserve team manager aged just 25 under Shankly’s successor Bob Paisley – that his love affair with the club really began.

He became a member of the infamous Boot Room of coaches, playing his part in planning some of the club’s most famous days on home and international soil, before his qualities as a coach were rewarded with promotion to the first-team manager’s role in 1994.

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Bill Shankly: Remembering the Legendary Manager on His Anfield Anniversary

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December 14th 3D CalendarDecember 14th might not be a date that means much to most people, but for Liverpool fans it was the day that the history of their beloved football club was changed forever.

For it was December 14th, 1959 when Bill Shankly was appointed manager of Liverpool, at a time when they languished in the Second Division – or the Championship, as we know it today.

By the end of his reign, the Reds were winning the English top-flight and lifting trophies on the continent – a remarkable turnaround, and one that owed much to the coaching talent and man management of Shankly.

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Reliving Jurgen Klopp’s Best Moments as Liverpool Boss as He Closes in On Milestone 450th Game

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450 on Striped Grass Football PitchEight years and 31 days. Some 450 games. Seven trophies.

Here’s hoping that there’s many more halcyon days to come with Jurgen Klopp in charge at Liverpool FC, but it’s always worth celebrating the past – especially when milestones have been enjoyed with regularity of late.

The German celebrated his eighth birthday as Liverpool boss in the autumn, while the Europa League tie with Toulouse in France marked his 450th game in charge.

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Who Will Be the Next Liverpool Manager?

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Red Tie Icon Against Grey BackgroundIt’s sad to think that, one day, Jurgen Klopp will leave Liverpool for good.

The German is the fourth longest-serving manager in Premier League history, closing in on 3,000 days in charge in the Anfield hotseat. He is, of course, Liverpool’s longest-serving manager of the modern era, too.

But all good things come to an end, one way or another, and there will be a time when the Reds faithful have to wave Klopp behind for good.

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