How much the Klopp factor has affected Liverpool?

Victory over Villarreal  in the Europa league semi-final the other night sees the and job red half of Merseyside into their second final of the 2015 -16  season.

The obvious delirium of manager Juergen Klopp was evident to all onlookers around the world as was his passion for the club and job he has undertaken at Anfield.

Casting aside last night’s victory, questions will still be asked as to how much of a factor the self-proclaimed “normal one” has had on Liverpool’s season.

It seems that Liverpool has benefitted from an increase in form following Rodger’s departure back in October.

Klopp’s lack of activity in the transfer market during the January means that he is working with a squad largely assembled by Rodgers.

You could, therefore, argue that the players themselves are being utilised better by Klopp than his predecessor. Although, Liverpool still maintain an inconsistent league form, evidence of which can be found in their defeat to Stoke as well a draw and a defeat to Newcastle.

Some fans believe that this has been due to substantial goalkeeping frailties with keepers Simon Mingolet and Adam Bogdan.

Liverpool’s vulnerabilities in the goalkeeping position is something that Klopp will need to address looking forward.

However, the counter argument would be that the transfer policy of the club would not allow him to bring in a high-profile replacement, certainly not in the January Window when prices are inflated.

It is believed that the club had insufficient time, in the January window to bring in the calibre of player that Klopp would desire. Although European ineligibility could have also been another decisive factor, as it could have been viewed as unwise to move for these sorts of players in the January transfer window.

This somewhat earns Klopp, a reprieve on this particular account as no manager no matter how good, would be able to affect this due to the rules laid in place by UEFA and the Premier league.

It also seems that Klopp has managed to unite a side which just wasn’t cutting it under Rodgers. Their Europa League quarter-final display against Klopp’s former club, Dortmund highlights their unity and togetherness as a squad to keep fighting.

Klopp has also reignited the Anfield faithful with passion and belief, despite many, myself included, having some doubts prior to his appointment that he would be the right man for Liverpool. However under Klopp’s stewardship,  Liverpool have now reached two finals in one season, which is a feat that they had not achieved since 2007 under Rafa Benitez.

To conclude, the enigmatic German Jürgen Klopp has had a positive effect on Liverpool football club and over the course of the coming months, his influence will continue to grow until he is almost as responsible for the success and failures of the team as the players kicking the ball on the Anfield turf.



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