Ever since the charismatic Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool, he has been a revelation.
Fans, pundits, and players alike have taken to him and his love for the game, embodied by his celebrations in the dugout was certainly one of the highlights of last season.
The German’s infectious enthusiasm has not only lifted the fans but has also rubbed off on the players, and as a result, he was able to get the most out of them.
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The Klopp effect was clearly evident. The players ran further, worked harder, and were much more of a team last season under the German.
There is no doubt that with the arrival of some of Europe’s top coaches and players, the Premier League will be a very different landscape next season.
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However, Klopp is no stranger to this scenario having transformed Borussia Dortmund from an average side into a Bundesliga powerhouse.
The German will more than likely have drawn up a list of targets for next season, and here are at least two items that might be on his to-do list.
Liverpool’s history in the Champions League is one that Klopp takes very seriously and he’ll be keen to make Liverpool a force once again in Europe.
As manager of Borussia Dortmund, he guided them to a Champions League final and successfully established the side as one of Europe’s feared sides. This transformation was nothing short of spectacular.
His experience will no doubt be an advantage to Liverpool, and the faithful at Anfield can probably be confident that their team can at the very least, challenge for the top-four places in the league.
Klopp, though, has a track record of going up against the elite clubs and challenging them against all the odds, having done so with Mainz and Dortmund whilst coaching in Germany.
Win A Trophy
Despite not winning the competitions, Liverpool’s appearances in the finals of both the League Cup and Europa League symbolised their newfound togetherness and sense of purpose.
Klopp is keen to retain a core group and has even told the fringe players that they are better off leaving, telling The Mirror: "It makes no sense to stay in the squad and be in the squad when you don't have real opportunity to play."
Liverpool will be expected to go one step further and win a trophy, especially after the team has been reinforced over the summer.
Despite not being heavily backed to win the Premier League next season, Klopp will more than likely have the Premier League in his sights.
It will be tough, but Klopp is renowned for inspiring his teams to overachieve. He’ll no doubt play down expectations of winning the league next season, but behind the scenes, he may have at least one eye on the prize, knowing it is the one trophy that the Anfield faithful want to win the most.
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