Jurgen Klopp has managed Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp will handle his 1,000th sport when Liverpool tackle Chelsea on Saturday with the German boss having fun with loads of highlights within the dugout thus far.
His managerial profession has spanned 23 seasons at three golf equipment in two nations and he has received three league titles and a Champions League trophy on the way in which.
BBC Sport appears to be like at what the numbers say about his managerial profession.
How profitable has Klopp’s administration been?
Merely put, Klopp has confirmed to be a profitable boss.
He has received 538 of his 999 video games in cost thus far, shedding simply 222 of them – and nearly half of these victories have come whereas in control of Liverpool.
His win share document has improved at every membership too.
Whereas at Mainz, the place he took over within the second division of German soccer, he received 40.4% of video games.
At Dortmund, that progressed to 56.4% of matches and at Liverpool he has improved on that ratio once more with a 60.7% win price.
Klopp first made a reputation for himself in Germany when he orchestrated Mainz’s promotion to the Bundesliga for the primary time within the membership’s historical past in 2004.
He later went on to win two Bundesliga titles and the home cup with Dortmund earlier than guiding Liverpool to European glory in 2019 and the Premier League title a yr later.
Final season, he received a home cup double with Liverpool for the primary time – lifting each the FA and Carabao Cups – because the Reds received 46 of the 63 video games they performed in 2021-22.
Nevertheless, their kind has dipped this season with Liverpool ninth within the Premier League desk having received 15 of their 29 video games thus far in all competitions – a 51.7% win ratio.
They haven’t completed exterior the league’s high 4 since Klopp’s first season in control of Liverpool in 2015-16.
Who’re Klopp’s favorite opponents?
Saturday’s opponents Chelsea are well-known to Klopp. He has confronted them 19 instances, successful six and drawing 9. He has not drawn in opposition to one other workforce on extra events.
Certainly, the golf equipment performed out two 0-0 attracts within the EFL Cup and FA Cup remaining final season with Liverpool successful each in a penalty shootout. Additionally they drew each Premier League conferences.
His favorite opponents are SC Freiburg, having misplaced simply twice in 18 matches in opposition to them. He has additionally received 10 of his 17 encounters with Tottenham, shedding solely as soon as.
He has confronted Bayern Munich greater than every other workforce and has misplaced extra video games to them than anybody else too – 16 from 31.
Klopp and Pep Guardiola have had a long-standing rivalry – certainly, the German has confronted the Manchester Metropolis boss greater than every other supervisor.
Whereas in control of Dortmund, Klopp received three of the eight conferences with Guardiola’s Bayern Munich. Now at Liverpool, Klopp has received eight of the 19 matches in opposition to Guardiola’s Metropolis.
In whole, Klopp has received 11 of the 27 matches in opposition to Guardiola – he has not received extra in opposition to one other coach, however has not misplaced extra both – with 9 defeats in whole.
The excellent news for Liverpool followers is that Klopp is but to lose a match when celebrating a milestone. He received his 2 hundredth, three hundredth, four-hundredth, five hundredth and 600th video games as a supervisor, drawing with Chelsea on his 800th.
How have his sides brought on issues?
Klopp made his mark at Liverpool with intense, high-pressing attacking soccer.
The 5 highest-scoring matches he has been concerned in have all been throughout his time on Merseyside, with the 5-5 draw with Arsenal in 2019 topping the charts.
Klopp’s greatest win was the Reds’ 9-0 thumping of Bournemouth within the Premier League in August.
His groups haven’t been shy of objectives within the Champions League both. His Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool sides scored a mixed 205 objectives in 100 European video games, successful 58 of them.
Liverpool’s most prolific attackers beneath Klopp embrace Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – all of whom made greater than 250 appearances for him and are within the high seven on his ‘most chosen’ checklist.
Silverware has are available in standout seasons. Throughout 2019-20, when he led Liverpool to the Premier League title, they misplaced simply eight video games in all competitions – the identical variety of defeats they’ve already suffered in 2022-23.
Dortmund misplaced solely six, then seven matches in consecutive seasons once they picked up back-to-back Bundesliga titles beneath Klopp in 2011 and 2012.
Who has loved enjoying for Klopp?Liverpool ahead Roberto Firmino has made extra appearances beneath Jurgen Klopp than every other participant
Liverpool will likely be with out ahead Firmino on Saturday by way of damage however the Brazilian is Klopp’s most chosen participant having featured in 341 of his 999 whole video games as supervisor.
Reds midfielder James Milner is the one different participant to surpass 300 video games beneath Klopp (301).
Serbian centre-back Neven Subotic performed beneath Klopp at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund and was chosen 282 instances, whereas former goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller was Klopp’s most used participant at Dortmund, beginning all 280 of his video games beneath the German.
Salah has arguably benefited probably the most having scored a shocking 173 objectives beneath Klopp, a ratio of 133 minutes per aim – a greater ratio than Robert Lewandowski, who netted on common each 139 minutes for Klopp at Dortmund.
Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott is the youngest participant Klopp has chosen (16 years, 174 days), whereas former Mainz defender Peter Neustadter is the oldest (37 years, 176 days).