Former England striker and the Liverpool fans Robbie Fowler thinks the evolution of this current Reds team says so much about Klopp as a manager.
To have the faith, the belief and the understanding of the club to set a four-year plan – as he did – and deliver it shows his mettle.
“I am a big fan of Brendan Rodgers and, under him, I think Liverpool were potentially on the rise again, but Klopp has taken them to a totally different level.”
“What I like about him, is that he BELIEVED he could.”
“I did an interview with him a couple of years ago and he told me he turned down a couple of super-rich clubs after Dortmund – one of them was definitely Manchester United, the other probably Real Madrid – because he hated how they were focused solely on commercial influences.
“He said he liked Liverpool because they had a balance between the money needed to reach the top and the history and identity of the club and their fans.
“He also said he backed himself to make Anfield great again, even without the riches of the super-elite in world football – that he could do it another way. He’s not there yet, but he has certainly given Liverpool fans their belief back – and their pride too. I have witnessed that.