Comparing Solskjaer’s first two years at Man Utd to Jurgen Klopp’s at Liverpool

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has started to turn things around at Manchester United – but how does his start at the club compare to Jurgen Klopp’s first two years at Liverpool?

After making steady progress at the beginning, Klopp helped the Reds win the Champions League before ending their long wait for a Premier League title.

We’ve compared Solskjaer’s first 118 games in charge of United to Klopp’s first 118 games at Liverpool to see who comes out on top.

The stats show that the two managers had a very similar record at the start of their reigns, both averaging around 1.8 points per game.

Solskjaer does come out on top in terms of the win rate but Klopp lost fewer games during his first two years in charge.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Played: 118
Won: 67
Drawn: 23
Lost: 28

Goals for: 217
Goals against: 123
Clean sheets: 44

Points per game: 1.89
Win rate: 56.8%
Loss rate: 23.7%

Goals per game: 1.83
Goals against per game: 1.04

READ: Where are they now? The last Man Utd side to beat Liverpool at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp

Played: 118
Won: 60
Drawn: 34
Lost: 24

Goals for: 216
Goals against: 128
Clean sheets: 42

Points per game: 1.81
Win rate: 50.8%
Loss rate: 20.3%

Goals per game: 1.83
Goals against per game: 1.08


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