Jurgen Klopp Equals Sir Alex Ferguson’s Score: 4 Times Takes Team to Champions League Final

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Liverpool‘s success in reaching the Champions League final this season is the success of Jurgen Klopp as team manager. The German coach managed to prove his quality with Liverpool, as one of the best football coaches of the current era.

Liverpool confirmed their move to the 2021/2022 Champions League final after beating Villarreal with difficulty in the semifinal second leg at El Madrigal, Spain, Wednesday (4/5/2022) early morning WIB.

Jurgen Klopp ‘s team, who arrived with a 2-0 win at Anfield in the first leg, had fallen behind 0-2 in the first half of the match at Villarreal‘s headquarters.

Luckily, Fabinho, Luis Diaz, and Sadio Mane were able to score goals that brought Liverpool finally turned around to win 3-2 in the match and qualify for the Champions League final with a 5-2 aggregate.

Liverpool’s success in reaching the Champions League final this time is the third time for the Reds in the last five years, and all done with Jurgen Klopp as head coach.

Liverpool players celebrate their success in advancing to the Champions League final after a 3-2 win over Villarreal in the semi-final second leg which was held at El Madrigal, Wednesday (4/5/2022) early morning WIB. The Reds stepped into the final thanks to a 5-2 aggregate advantage. (AP/Alberto Size)

The success of beating Villarreal and stepping into the 2021/2022 Champions League final is certainly a special note for the Reds. They are quite familiar with the Champions League in recent seaso ns.

Liverpool have reached three Champions League finals in the last five seasons under Jurgen Klopp . They won it once in the 2018/2019 season after losing to Real Madrid in the final the previous season.

Now, Liverpool returned to the final with a convincing move. The Reds deserve to be considered the favorites to win because of the experience and quality of their squad.

Not only Liverpool who carve a special record with three Champions League finals in the last five seasons. This year’s success is also an impressive record for the manager, Jurgen Klopp .

According to Opta, this season’s Champions League final is Jurgen Klopp’s fourth final in his coaching career. Klopp equaled the records of big names such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Marcelo Lippi, and Carlo Ancelotti.

The German team manager first reached the Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and lost to fellow Germans Bayern Munich. Now, Klopp has guided Liverpool to the final stage of Europe’s elite competition three times in the last five years.