Liverpool was the club to watch out for during the 70s and 80s when legends Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley led the club to 11 League titles and seven European trophies. However, to the dismay of the supporters, the club was unable to find a figure who could lead the same way as their former heroes. Rafael Benitez, Gerard Houllier were some of the managers who took up the gaffer’s role but even then there was much left to be desired. The league trophy continued to elude the club, and even though the UCL win in Istanbul and the domestic cups sweetened the bitter taste, there was no one who could be looked upon as a reliable figure like Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex were for their respective clubs.
“No playmaker in the world can be as good as a counter pressing situation”.
– Jurgen Klopp
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