According to former Reds striker Robbie Fowler, Jurgen Klopp is heading towards becoming the “best Liverpool manager just for what he has achieved”.
The German boss added the EFL Cup to his growing list of trophies after Liverpool overcame Chelsea on Sunday in the highest-scoring penalty shoot-out between two English top-flight teams.
That was Klopp’s 10th crown of his managerial career, winning five with Dortmund and adding his fifth with Liverpool, who have triumphed in the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup and EFL Cup during his tenure.
Victory over Thomas Tuchel’s European and world champions also kept the Reds in the hunt for an unprecedented quadruple.
Liverpool sits six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City, who have played a game more, face Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday and are 2-0 up at the halfway point of their Champions League last-16 tie with Inter.
Robbie Fowler scored 120 times for the Reds between 1993 and 2001.
He believes that Klopp will soon claim the title of Liverpool’s most excellent manager.
Asked whether Klopp is potentially the Reds’ best boss, Fowler told Stats Perform:
“Yes. It’s hard to sort of sit here when you think of the great Liverpool managers of the past.
“You’re looking at Bill Shankly, who achieved so much for Liverpool. We’re not even talking about Bob Paisley, who won the trophies and was a great manager.
“But I think Jurgen, potentially in a year or two if he gets a few more trophies.
“He could conceivably be the best Liverpool manager we’ve seen just for what he has achieved.
“Certainly, over the last four years he’s been here, he’s got to two Champions League finals, a Europa League final and [won] a Premier League [title]. So, I think he’s exceptional.
“He’s a manager I would have loved to play under because he ticks every box. I think we, as players, love managers who are technically or tactically very good.
“And we also love managers who are great man managers. And I think he ticks every box and is the epitome of an excellent manager.”
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