A breakdown of Jurgen Klopp’s impressive record v big six rivals
Since becoming Liverpool manager in October 2015, Jurgen Klopp has been a thorn in the side of their Premier League rivals.
After a 0-0 draw against Tottenham in his first game in charge of the Reds, Klopp soon oversaw a 3-1 win away at Chelsea and a 4-1 win away at Manchester City at the start of his tenure.
Those impressive results were a sign of things to come as the manager gradually transformed Liverpool into one of the best teams in the world.
Liverpool ended their long wait for a Premier League title in 2019-20, finishing 18 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Klopp’s side have also beaten Tottenham 2-0 in the 2019 Champions League final and defeated Chelsea in the 2022 Carabao Cup final.
They’ve also had some other memorable results against their big six rivals during Klopp’s tenure, including a 5-0 win away at Manchester United in October 2021 and a dramatic 4-3 win over against City in 2018.
We’ve taken a closer look at Klopp’s record vs the big six clubs as Liverpool boss. Note: we’ve included his record in all competitions and games that went to a penalty shootout are classified as draws.
Goals for: 26
Goals against: 21
*Two of the draws resulted in penalty shootout wins for Liverpool.
Goals for: 45
Goals against: 22
*Liverpool won one penalty shootout and Arsenal won two.
Goals for: 28
Goals against: 27
*Man City won two penalty shootouts against Liverpool
#OnThisDay in 2015… A big performance to win 4-1 at Man City 🤩
A memorable away day, including Bobby's first goal for the Reds 🔴⚽ pic.twitter.com/cgOt9vbgI3
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2021
Goals for: 25
Goals against: 16
Goals for: 22
Goals against: 12
— Reds Report (@_RedsReport) October 24, 2021
Goals for: 146
Goals against: 98
Win rate: 43.9%
Loss rate: 15.8%
Goals per game: 1.78
Goals conceded per game: 1.19