As most people will know by now, Jurgen Klopp is set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season for pastures new.
The German has been in charge of the club since 2015 and has managed the Reds through one of their most successful periods in recent memory.
Without Klopp, there is no doubt that Liverpool wouldn’t be where they are today.
And, leaving the club now, although it was a shock to many is likely the best time. Especially with the current rise of Xabi Alonso at Bayer Leverkusen.
The 56-year-old leaves behind a legacy that will last the stands of time after winning everything possible during his nine year tenure.
The Anfield club could yet add even more silverware to their cabinet before the end of the season as they are still in with a chance for all four competitions they qualified for this season.
Their first chance of a trophy will come against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final on the 25th February in game which they are expected to win.
They also lead the Premier League by two points with both Manchester City and Arsenal trailing just behind on 52 points.
Despite the fact that the German is leaving the club at the end of the season, he will forever be a Liverpool legend in the history books.
What Graeme Souness had to say about Jurgen Klopp
It seems as if Graeme Souness also shares this train of thoughts as he claimed that the German is “legendary”, perhaps even more so than Arsene Wenger.
“Wenger never won a Champions League,” he said.
“I think that one competition, whether it’s me overvaluing it or not, but I think there’s so much hype and interest and glamour surrounding the Champions League nowadays – Klopp has won it as well.
“It was the first time that Liverpool had won it [the Premier League] in 30 years.
“I just think it’s a unique group to be in.
“To be able to say you’re a manager who has won the Champions League, I think that puts you in a legendary category.”
Receiving this sort of praise from Souness is just the icing on top of the cake that Klopp deserves.
How Klopp and Wenger’s careers compare
Although both Klopp and Wenger have their own claims to fame and Premier League legend status, Klopp’s overall impact on Liverpool just tips Wenger’s legacy over the edge.
Since arriving at Merseyside in 2015, the German has completely transformed the Reds’ fortunes.
At the time of Wenger’s appointment, it was largely frowned upon by fans and pundits alike due to the French manager being relatively unknown in English football.
However, he managed to prove his doubters wrong and, despite being sacked by the Gunners after 22 years of service, he is without doubt the most decorated manager in the North London club’s history.
He finished his stint in London with three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups to his name which made him the most decorated manager in FA Cup history.
Additionally, it’s hard to look over Wenger’s invincible season in which the Gunners played the entire Premier League season without losing a single game.
Although it is inevitable that the two will be compared, it’s best to appreciate them both for the different things they’ve achieved in English football.