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One Year On: How Jürgen Klopp Has Transformed Liverpool

SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Jürgen Klopp strode into the Anfield press room one year ago with one simple objective for his new club’s fans – “to turn doubters into believers.” Within minutes of his first press conference getting underway, he had every journalist and photographer in that room in the palm of his hand – as well as the thousands watching live at home. Liverpool …

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Swansea 1-2 Liverpool: Player Ratings From A Narrow Win For The Reds

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Liverpool made it four wins on the bounce in a narrow win over Swansea in a defeat that could cost Francesco Guidolin his job. Goals from Roberto Firmino and a late penalty from James Milner ensured that Jürgen Klopp enjoyed his most successful period as Liverpool manager going into the international break. Mike van der Hoorn spurned a glorious opportunity …

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Liverpool Fans React To A Battling Win Against Swansea

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Liverpool barely scraped to a 2-1 win at Swansea as James Milner’s penalty gave the Reds a narrow victory at the expense of their opponents, whose manager Francesco Guidolin could now lose his job. The Welsh outfit were the far better team in the first half, with Leroy Fer’s tap in following Borja Baston’s knock on handing Swansea a deserved …

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The Incredible Stats Behind Liverpool’s Rampant Goalscoring Form

Under Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool have fast become one of the most entertaining sides in the Premier League. A mixture of pace, dynamism and ruthlessness have meant that at their peak, this side is unplayable. Though the defence may be relatively suspect, those moments of panic are becoming fewer and further between and Liverpool are now firmly in contention for a return …

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Liverpool 4-1 Leicester: Twitter Reacts To A Hammering At Anfield

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: Adam Lallana of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield on September 10, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool played their first home Premier League game of the season this evening, and welcomed champions Leicester City as their first Anfield opponents. Manager Jurgen Klopp had called on his Liverpool side to “unleash hell” in front of the new main stand, which raised the capacity of the ground to over 54,000, and they certainly did that. Leicester were put …

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Liverpool Make £30m Bid For Brazilian Prodigy [Report]

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - APRIL 19: Luan of Gremio battles for the ball against Gerardo Flores of Toluca during the match Gremio v Toluca as part of Copa Bridgestone Libertadores 2016, at Arena do Gremio on April 19, 2016 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Lucas Uebel/Getty Images)

Liverpool are looking to take their summer spending to near the £100m mark according to reports in Brazil reports overnight. Radio station Futebol de Gaucha (via the Telegraph) are claiming that the Reds have made a late £30m bid for Grêmio forward Luan Vieria, but face a race against time to get a deal over the line for the 23-year-old. …

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Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool: Player Ratings

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Vincent Janssen of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on August 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Liverpool could count themselves unfortunate not to claim all three points against a Tottenham side who were sluggish for large parts of the game this afternoon. James Milner’s penalty just before half time sent Jurgen Klopp’s side on their way to a third victory at White Hart Lane in four years, but a strike from Tottenham left-back Danny Rose levelled …

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Christian Benteke: The Wrong Player At The Wrong Time For Liverpool

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Christian Benteke of Liverpool gives a thumbs up during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on August 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

By this evening, it seems almost certain that Christian Benteke will no longer be a Liverpool player. The £32.5m Belgian international, the then-second (now third) most expensive signing in the club’s history, leaves with a somewhat indifferent record of 9 goals in 29 Premier League appearances. By the end, he was the Plan B, the last resort by Jürgen Klopp thrown on …

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How Jürgen Klopp Transformed Liverpool After The Regressive Rodgers Era

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Jürgen Klopp felt a shiver of footballing deja vu after Liverpool were defeated by Sevilla in the Europa League final last May. The Spanish outfit won their third successive Europa League after Coke’s quick-fire, second half brace hushed angry cries from Liverpool fans of penalties that might have been. Hopes of the club competing in Europe had been vanquished before the Reds had the opportunity …

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Liverpool Season Preview: The Positives, Negatives And Good Omens

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Liverpool FC and Besiktas JK at Anfield on February 19, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

With Liverpool’s first Premier League game of the season away to Arsenal now just a matter of days away, Johnny Hynes previews the campaign to come. The Positives: The manager When Jurgen Klopp arrived in October of last year his personality and boundless enthusiasm instantly lifted the doom and gloom that had surrounded Brendan Rodgers, who really should have departed after …

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Liverpool’s Ten Most Expensive Signings Ranked

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Kenny Dalglish the manager of Liverpool stands between his new signings, Andy Carroll (l) and Luis Suarez (r) during a photocall at Anfield on February 3, 2011 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool recently broke the £30million barrier for the third time with the £34m signing of Southampton forward Sadio Mané. While the Reds will be hoping that the Senegalese international proves to be more successful than the other two signings of similar value (namely Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke), it does once again bring up the fact that Liverpool have a chequered …

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Christian Benteke’s Liverpool Exit Is In Danger Of Collapse

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 06: SUN OUT,SUN ON SUNDAY OUT Christian Benteke of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on May 6, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Christian Benteke may yet be a Liverpool player next season after all. While reports last week suggested that Crystal Palace were close to agreeing a deal for the striker, Liverpool are holding out for £32.5m – the same fee they paid Aston Villa for his services last summer – and they are refusing to negotiate. Therefore, Palace’s two bids thus …

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Crystal Palace Increase Offer For Liverpool Striker To £31.5m

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 11: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Christian Benteke of Liverpool celebrates after heading the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 11, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

In a somewhat unbelievable turn of events, Liverpool could be set to make back almost every penny they spent on Christian Benteke. Despite only joining the Anfield club in a £32.5m deal from Aston Villa last summer, the Belgian international striker has failed to nailed down a regular staring spot under new Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp. What was not likely, however, is …

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Misfit Liverpool Striker Wants Showdown Talks With Jürgen Klopp

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 11: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Christian Benteke of Liverpool celebrates after heading the equalising goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 11, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Christian Benteke’s first season at Liverpool has not gone quite as well as he would have hoped. Big things were expected of the Belgian international striker following a £32.5m move from Aston Villa last summer, but Benteke has found himself largely on the fringes of Jürgen Klopp’s side. Multiple reports over the past few weeks and months have suggested that Liverpool were …

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