Jurgen Klopp now has the highest win percentage of any Liverpool manager ever

Jurgen Klopp will forever be remembered as one of Liverpool’s best ever managers.

The German boss took charge of a Liverpool side that was in chaos during the 2015/16 season.

He’s since transformed them into the best side in the world.

Klopp guided the Reds to the Champions League final in 2018 and then went on to win it all a year later.

After narrowly missing out on the Premier League title last year, they have blown everyone away this campaign.

They’ve won 24 of their 25 league games and are on course to become only the second Premier League side to go a full season unbeaten.

Klopp has now taken charge of 248 games as Liverpool boss.

In that time, Liverpool have won 153 matches, drawn 54 and lost 41.

That means Klopp has a 61.69% win rate, which is the best of any Liverpool manager in history.

You can view the full break down below.

*Some websites count games that went to penalties as draws. This table counts games won and lost on penalties.

1. Jurgen Klopp | October 8, 2015 – present

Games: 248 

Wins: 153

Win percentage: 61.69%

2. Kenny Dalglish | May 30, 1985 – February 21, 1991 (first spell)

Games: 307

Wins: 187

Win percentage: 60.91%

3. William Edward Barclay & John McKenna | February 15, 1892 – August 16, 1896

Games: 127

Wins: 77

Win percentage: 60.63%

4. Bob Paisley | August 26, 1974 – July 1, 1983

Games: 535

Wins: 308

Win percentage: 57.57%

5. Rafael Benítez | June 16, 2004 – June 3, 2010

Games: 350

Wins: 194

Win percentage: 55.43%

6. Joe Fagan | July 2, 1983 – May 29, 1985

Games: 131

Wins: 71

Win percentage: 54.20%

7. Gérard Houllier | July 16, 1998 – May 24, 2004

Games: 307

Wins: 160

Win percentage: 52.12%

8. Bill Shankly | December 1, 1959 – July 12, 1974

Games: 783

Wins: 407

Win percentage: 51.98%

9. Roy Evans January 31, 1994 – November 12, 1998

Games: 226

Wins: 117

Win percentage: 51.77%

10. Phil Taylor | May 1956 – November 17, 1959

Games: 150

Wins: 76

Win percentage: 50.67%

11. David Ashworth | December 18, 1919 – February 12, 1923

Games: 139

Wins: 70

Win percentage: 50.36%

12. Brendan Rodgers | June 1, 2012 – October 4, 2015 |

Games: 166

Wins: 83

Win percentage: 50.00%

13. Kenny Dalglish | January 8, 2011 – May 16, 2012 (second spell)

Games: 74

Wins: 35

Win percentage: 47.30%

14. Tom Watson | August 17, 1896 – May 6, 1915

Games: 742

Wins: 329

Win percentage: 44.34%

15. Graeme Souness | April 16, 1991 – January 28, 1994

Games: 157

Wins: 66

Win percentage: 42.04%

16. Roy Hodgson | July 1, 2010 – January 8, 2011

Games: 31

Wins: 13

Win percentage: 41.94%

17. Matt McQueen | February 13, 1923 – February 15, 1928

Games: 229

Wins: 93

Win percentage: 40.61%

18. Ronnie Moran (caretaker) | February 22, 1991 – April 15, 1991

Games: 10

Wins: 4

Win percentage: 40.00%

19. George Kay | August 6, 1936 – January 1951

Games: 357

Wins: 142

Win percentage: 39.78%

20. Roy Evans & Gérard Houllier | July 16, 1998 – November 12, 1998

Games: 18

Wins: 7

Win percentage: 38.89%

21. George Patterson | March 7, 1928 – August 6, 1936

Games: 366

Wins: 137

Win percentage: 37.43%

22. Don Welsh | March 23, 1951 – May 4, 1956

Games: 232

Wins: 81

Win percentage: 34.91%

Given Liverpool’s dominance at the moment, it’s almost inevitable that Klopp will extend his lead at the top.

In terms of win percentage, Kenny Dalgish is Liverpool’s second most successful manager.

During his first spell which spanned six years, the Scottish manager won just under 61% of his Liverpool games.

He’s followed by Liverpool’s first managers: William Edward Barclay & John McKenna.

The two got the club off to a great start, winning 60.63% of their games.

Bob Paisley is Liverpool’s most successful manager in terms of trophies won, but he’s only fourth on this list.

Elsewhere, Rafa Benitez is fifth, while legendary manager Bill Shankly is eighth.

Brendan Rodgers’ 50% win rate puts him in 12th, while Roy Hodgson’s miserable tenure has him in 16th.

Liverpool’s worst manager in history, in terms of win percentage, is Don Welsh.

Welsh won just under 35% of his games in charge before departing the club in 1956.

Liverpool were relegated under his management in 1954 and he was unsuccessful in his attempts to return them to the top division.

Just three years after his departure, Shankly would be named Liverpool manager and he made amends for Welsh’s failures.

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