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Photos: Jurgen Klopp’s 1st year as Liverpool FC manager

Jurgen Klopp has been Liverpool manager for a year, and has already made significant progress during his time in the Anfield dugout.

Klopp was named Brendan Rodgers’ successor on October 8, 2015, marking a major step forward in the modern history of Liverpool Football Club.

The German, who arrived as a proven, world-class manager after a successful seven-year spell with Borussia Dortmund, is poised to bring glory back to Merseyside.

It has been an impressive 12 months for Klopp, and here we delve into the archives to look at his best, and worst, moments so far…

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 9, 2015: Liverpool announce German Jürgen Klopp as new manager during a press conference at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 9, 2015: Liverpool announce German Jürgen Klopp as new manager during a press conference at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp was unveiled at Anfield a day after his appointment saying: “In a special Liverpool way we can be successful. If we sit here in four years I think we win a title, I’m pretty sure.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

His first game as manager came away to Tottenham Hotspur, with Liverpool producing a lung-bursting display to hold Mauricio Pochettino’s side to a 0-0 draw.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates the 3-1 victory over Chelsea with Emre Can and James Milner after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Soon after, however, Klopp was inspiring his side to victory, including a 3-1 triumph away to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.

KAZAN, RUSSIA - Thursday, November 5, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Alberto Moreno and Adam Lallana after the 1-0 victory over Rubin Kazan during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at the Kazan Arena. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

Five days later, another victory came away to Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, with this three points setting the Reds on their way to a remarkable run in Europe’s second-tier tournament.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 21, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 4-1 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It took time for Liverpool to begin to showcase the attractive, high-intensity football Klopp demanded of them, however.

But November’s 4-1 win away to Manchester City, inspired by Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, saw just that.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates the equaliser goal during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by James Maloney/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and players thanking supporters after the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by James Maloney/Propaganda)

Klopp has tasked himself not just with reinvigorating Liverpool on the pitch, but also in the stands, and saluting the Kop after December’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion saw him take the next step towards doing so.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - Friday, January 22, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the fifth, and winning, goal against Norwich City to seal a late 5-4 victory with manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

NORWICH, ENGLAND - Friday, January 22, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the fifth, and winning, goal against Norwich City to seal a late 5-4 victory with manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp’s passion was on show during January’s sensational 5-4 comeback win away to Norwich City, with Lallana’s late winner sparking wild celebrations on the touchline.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 28, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp walks out before the Football League Cup Final match against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 28, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp speaks with Divock Origi as his hide prepare for extra-time against Manchester City during the Football League Cup Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 49-year-old led Liverpool to two cup finals in his first season in charge, the first resulting in defeat to City at Wembley Stadium in the League Cup.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates after a 1-1 draw, 3-1 on aggregate, victory over Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As their league form waned, the Reds’ attentions turned primarily to the Europa League, with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Manchester United in the round of 16 helping them on their way.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the dramatic fourth goal against Borussia Dortmund in injury time to seal a 4-3 (5-4 aggregate) victory during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

VILLRREAL, SPAIN - Thursday, April 28, 2016: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp salutes the travelling supporters after the injury-time 1-0 defeat at the hands of Villarreal CF during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 1st Leg match at Estadio El Madrigal. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

April brought Klopp’s best night as Liverpool manager so far, with a late header from Dejan Lovren securing an incredible 4-3 win over Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the tournament, before the Reds vanquished Villarreal in the next stage.

BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, May 18, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp looks dejected as Sevilla win 3-1 during the UEFA Europa League Final at St. Jakob-Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It wasn’t to be in the final, however, with Sevilla emerging victorious—Klopp experiencing the second final defeat of his Liverpool reign.

FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 13, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before a friendly match against Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Work began in earnest during the off-season, with seven new signings, a plethora of backroom changes and an intensive training regime that saw the German oversee triple sessions, in preparation for his first full campaign as Reds manager.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 14, 2016: Liverpool players celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Arsenal with manager Jürgen Klopp during the FA Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Friday, September 16, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Adam Lallana after the 2-1 victory over Chelsea during the FA Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 24, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp waves to the crowd after seeing his side beat Hull City 5-1 during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 2016/17 season has begun well, with Klopp overseeing five wins, a draw and a loss in the Premier League, including victories in both outings at the newly redeveloped Anfield so far.

Liverpool supporters can look forward to many more great days to come, with Klopp’s first year marking just the start of what looks to be a long and successful tenure on Merseyside.

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