Is Jürgen Klopp Liverpool’s greatest ever manager? The stats say he is

January 26, 2024
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  • As of Klopp’s announcement of his stepping down, his points per match with Liverpool in all competitions is ranked first alongside Sir Kenny Dalglish, 2.07, according to research by
  • Ranked third for longevity, only Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley have managed Liverpool for more matches than his current 464

In a shock announcement this morning, Jürgen Klopp announced that he would be stepping down from his position as the current manager of Liverpool at the end of the season.

Both fans of Liverpool and other Premier League teams have taken to social media to express their shock, as most were convinced that Klopp would continue to manage the club next season and beyond.

Klopp’s impact on Liverpool — securing them their first title in three decades and adding another Champions League trophy to their cabinet — has been immense. But can he be considered Liverpool’s greatest manager? Research from show that he is.

RankManagerStart of time in postEnd of time in postDays as managerMatchesPPG
=1Jürgen Klopp08/10/201530/06/202431884642.07
=1Sir Kenny Dalglish01/07/198522/02/199120622912.07
2Bob Paisley26/07/197430/06/198332615181.99
=3Joe Fagan01/07/198329/05/19856981311.9
=3Rafael Benítez01/07/200430/06/201021903501.9
4Bill Shankly14/12/195912/07/197453247231.82
5Gérard Houllier12/11/199830/06/200420573071.8
6Roy Evans28/01/199411/11/199817482431.79
7Brendan Rodgers01/07/201204/10/201511901661.77
8Phil Taylor05/05/195617/11/195912911451.76
9Sir Kenny Dalglish08/01/201116/05/2012494741.68
10Graeme Souness16/04/199128/01/199410181561.54
All data gathered and correct as of 26/01/2024

Klopp is ranked first for points per match alongside Sir Kenny Dalglish, with an average of 2.07.

This is made all the more impressive due to the fact that Klopp has spent over 1000 more days at the helm than Dalglish, who won the league with Liverpool on three occasions.

They sit far away in joint first place, with the closest to their impressive record being Bob Paisley, with an average ppm of 1.99.

Rounding out the top 10 is Graeme Souness, with an average ppm of 1.54.

It remains to be seen if Klopp can lead his team to one final Premier League title before his departure in the summer, but this will surely act as huge motivation to see him off on a high.

Tom Middleton

Tom is a crypto gambling expert with more than a decade of experience in the industry and Master’s Degree in Journalism. He has written thoroughly researched guides and reviews for several major publications.

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