Since Jurgen Klopp took over at Anfield in October 2015, Liverpool have gone from strength-to-strength. The Reds have won a monumental first league title in 30 years, and their German manager is a key reason why. His charismatic approach to the game attracts top players from around the globe, and Klopp’s heralded man-management skills are now being emulated across the sport.
However, it is the German manager’s shrewdness in the transfer market that arguably brings the most success, spending less than the likes of Manchester City to sign players such as Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah who have all excelled since moving to Anfield.
It is more difficult to lead than it is to chase – and Liverpool now find themselves as the club with a target on its back. They will aim to defend their Premier League title in 2020/21, so who will be on their radar this summer?