Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be celebrating his three years anniversary at Anfield this season, and will also be looking forward to breaking his trophy drought since arrival in England.
Since his arrival at Anfield, the German tactician has guided Liverpool to three finals and have failed to clinch a trophy for the club. On February 28 2016 Liverpool lost their first final to Manchester City on penalties in the 2016 League Cup final by 3-1 at Wembley.
Three months later in May 2016, Liverpool suffered another 3-1 defeat in the hands of Sevilla in the Europa Cup final after the German guided Liverpool to their first ever European final since 2007. Liverpool also experienced another heavy blow in the 2018 Champions League final where Real Madrid defeated them by 3-1 to win the title for the third time.
So far, his colleagues Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola who arrived at their various respective clubs Manchester United and Manchester City have both won major titles with their clubs and are at the verge of further increasing the tally, hence the psychological self-imposed trauma could just be disturbing Klopp, even if the club has not imposed one on him.
However, Liverpool have recorded their first ever best start to a premier league season with five straight wins in the opening weeks of the 2018/2019 season, the last time such feat was recorded by the club was in 1990. But this record has also sent signs that they are premier league title potential champions.
Liverpool under Klopp will have to contend with defending Champions Manchester City as well Chelsea, who have also had a good start in the premier league this season, with City’s bad performance being a draw in their first five matches.
Realistically speaking, if Liverpool need to aim at winning a title this season, then they will need to focus on the premier league and give adequate attention to it to enable Klopp be guaranteed of a title rather than facing a title that will need a one-off final which has not paid off since his arrival.