It's just unbelievable what he has done here. Trying to look at this from an outsiders perspective of taking over a slumbering giant that had plenty of upper midtable quality but little top quality and was basically out of the conversation for major trophies. 4 seasons later, he's won the CL and the most eagerly awaited and elusive league title win in Europe. The transformation is magnificent. The amount of things that were needed to get it this right just incredible.
Buying Mo Salah, Roberton, Van Dijk, Fabinho and Alisson within the space of 13 months accelerated us from 'done well to finish top 4' team to maybe the best team in the world. I am struggling to recall a better round of signings. Five players who are all either the best in the world in their position, or the next best thing to it.
I think what is most remarkable is that I really don't feel like we've gotten any big breaks on the way. Every achievement has been stalled by a plucky nearly moment, building on that and then coming back a year later to do the job. Nearly made CL qualification, but lost the final to the winner of the previous two seasons. Made top 4 in a hard fought season the next year. Nearly won the CL the year after that, but lost the final to the winner of the previous two seasons (and finished top 4 again without much trouble). Then won it a year later without much trouble. Nearly won the title with 97 frigging points that season, but lost out to a recordbreaking city. Then won it the next year without much trouble.
We've had to pick ourselves up and just do one better the next year so many times and each time, Klopp has them do one better. WTF is he going to do next season?
Also, just reminded of way back when:
"If I sit here in four years I am pretty confident we will have one title" - Klopp's first presser
"First mistake..?? Others have made the same promise! #It'sNotThatEasyMrKlopp" - Peter Schmeichels response
four-and-a-half years later: