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Jurgen Klopp's Century of Victories: Liverpool's 10 Best Wins Under the German

The enduringly likeable Jurgen Klopp marked his 100th win as Liverpool manager on Wednesday, in just his 181st in charge, as the Reds thrashed Newcastle by four goals to nil to move six point clear at the summit of the Premier League. 


It's been some journey since he took over as boss in October 2015. Few could have predicted the pronounced U-turn things would take under the German, as the Reds have gone from Premier League also-rans to the formidable favourites for the title as we enter 2019. 


To celebrate his century of wins as Reds boss, then, here are ten of Klopp's best results as Liverpool manager. 

1. Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool (October 2015)

Where else do you start a list of Jurgen Klopp's best wins as Liverpool's boss than Jurgen Klopp's first ever win as Liverpool boss? 


The 3-1 win at Chelsea - Jurgen Klopp's first win as Liverpool boss - foreshadowed what was to come in the years to follow, as a brace from Philippe Coutinho and a late strike from Christian Benteke saw the Reds come from behind to impressively overcome the defending champions on their home turf. 


Interestingly, five of the 11 who started this one remain in the squad today - with Coutinho, Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva and Emre Can making up the numbers.

2. Liverpool 4-3 Dortmund (5-4 agg) (April 2016)

There was a poetic nature about this one from the minute the two sides were drawn together in the semi-finals of the Europa League, as Klopp was faced with a tie against the club where he made his name on the big stage. 


It didn't look as if it was all going to plan with just a quarter of it remaining, however, having fought out a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Germany, Dortmund led 2-0 at Anfield at half time, 3-1 on aggregate with away goals working in their favour, meaning the Reds needed three unanswered goals in the second 45 to progress.


In what would become a defining result in Klopp's early tenure, they would find it, as strikes from Coutinho and Sakho set up Dejan Lovren to force in a 91st minute winner to send Liverpool to the final.


We won't talk about that though...

3. Liverpool 6-1 Watford (November 2016)

Liverpool would get nowhere near the title in the 2016/17 season after it was all said and done,  finishing 17 points behind champions Chelsea. They would, however, secure a return to the Champions League after a three year absence, and in a rampant win over Watford at Anfield, showed the first signs of their slow-burning evolution into title contenders.


They moved to the top of the league, for the time being at least, with four of the six being scored by players who play a central role in the current Reds team - a double from Sadio Mane, one from Roberto Firmino, and one from Gini Wijnaldum. 


Coutinho and Emre Can scored the other two - they weren't bad either. 

4. Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal (August 2017)

Fast forward to the beginning of the 2017/18 season, and things were starting to shape up by this stage. The Reds, featuring their new front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, pressed Arsenal into their demise, with each of the trio grabbing a goal prior to Daniel Sturridge's strike to round things off. 


They would, however, follow it up with a disastrous 5-1 defeat to Manchester City, who themselves were in the making of something special. 

5. Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow (December 2017)

Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool a parting gift to remember, scoring a hat-trick as the Reds ran out 7-0 winners against Russian outfit Spartak Moscow in their final Champions League group game at Anfield. 


It was the sort of tie that, in prior seasons, might have tripped Liverpool up, but they showed they had improved vastly from the side who had drawn 1-1 at home with Ruben Kazan in Klopp's first European game in charge. They ran riot to round off the group stages in first place, with a Mane double and strikes from Salah and Firmino complimenting Coutinho's treble.

6. Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City (January 2018)

Looking back, if there was one game that defined Liverpool throughout the 2017/18 campaign, it was this one. The champions travelled to Anfield unbeaten, and left with a black eye and a blemish on their otherwise pristine record.


While the scoreline suggests a hammer-and-tongs end to end bonanza, it was anything but in truth. Liverpool dominated City all over the park, leading 4-1 with 20 minutes remaining, and laid down the gauntlet for the challenge they would pose in the 2018/19 season. 

7. Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City (April 2018)

As you've probably gathered by now, City didn't enjoy much luck against Liverpool last season. They met in four matches, with the Reds claiming victories in three of them, including both legs of their Champions League quarter final tie.


The first leg, at Anfield, however, was particularly special. Just as they had at the turn of the year, Liverpool blew the champions elect away with an early barrage that saw them lead 3-0 after half an hour. Unlike the earlier meeting, however, there would be no late show from City, as a newly resolute Reds defence, featuring a certain £70m behemoth from Breda, stood strong, and went on to qualify 5-1 on aggregate. 

8. Liverpool 5-2 AS Roma (April 2018)

Late goals from Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti ultimately came closer than they should have to proving decisive in this one - as Roma won the second leg four two - but the manner in which Liverpool dismantled a side who had just knocked out Barcelona will live long in the memory.


Two first half goals from Mohamed Salah, who refused to so much as smile upon doing so out of respect for his former employers, had Liverpool well on their way to the final in Kiev, before a Mane strike and a Firmino double put the tie out of danger from even the wobbliest of Liverpool wobbles.

9. Liverpool 3-2 PSG (September 2018)

After losing the final of last season's Champions League to Real Madrid, Liverpool had to pick themselves up and make a statement in their first game of this season's competition, especially after landing themselves a nightmare group with PSG and Napoli.


They did so in the most dramatic fashion, throwing away a two goal lead earned by Daniel Sturridge and a James Milner penalty, before Roberto Firmino showed up with a stoppage time winner to send Anfield into raptures, and getting the Reds off to the best possible start in their long and difficult journey to qualify for the last 16.

10. Liverpool 3-1 Manchester United (December 2018)

While it may not seem like a routine victory over Manchester United, in the state they were in under Jose Mourinho, should rank among Liverpool's best accomplishments under a manager who has guided them to two European finals and re-established them as title challengers, the manner in which they did so means it is up there with Klopp's finest wins.


The Reds had 36 shots to United's six, and the scoreline flattered United as much as any scoreline has ever flattered any given team. It was a whitewash, and one inspired by one of Klopp's shrewder signings, as Xherdan Shaqiri came off the bench to score the decisive brace that put Liverpool back on top of the league. 


It also signalled, if it needed signalling, a shifting of the tides in the Liverpool-Manchester United rivalry, and that will always be oh so sweet to those of a Liverpool persusasion.