Jurgen Klopp may not be a resident in Liverpool but Trent Alexander Arnold claims the club will still be considered unique. Trent Alexander-Arnold believes that Jurgen Klopp ‘s impact at Liverpool was “mind-blowing” and applauds the German for having managed to represent the club and town despite not being a resident.
Klopp has moved to Liverpool since leaving Borussia Dortmund in 2015 and has replaced Brendan Rodgers and taken over a transitional squad. He soon made a difference, leading them to the Europa League final in his first season, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
In 2017-18, the Reds made it into the first of two consecutive Champions League finals. While Real Madrid ‘s loss on that day left them shattered, they beat Tottenham the following year to claim a sixth European crown.
And now Liverpool is on the verge of a first Premier League title, and a first top-flight success in 30 years there are only two wins between them and the trophy, with the Reds set to resume their campaign after Sunday’s coronavirus shutdown when they visit Everton rivals.
Although Liverpool’s squad has undeniably benefited from a considerable investment over the past five years, many are quick to point to Klopp ‘s influence and Alexander-Arnold is one of these.
“The things he did to the whole club were mind-blowing to think back to where the club was when he took over to now, all the players and what level we were at, whether he bought us or helped us come up from the academy,” the full-back told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“To transform the club as a whole, to transform everyone from doubters to supporters, to make us think the same way, to believe the same thing and to have the same dreams-he just represents the club as a whole. He just clicks with the club, even without being from the area, the country, and being local. For every human, he does it – the fans, the staff, and the players.”
“You’ve got to respect the things he does. Every person who has been involved with him can only thank him as much as possible. The way he develops the people around him to making their dreams come true and helping them do what they want is amazing. He is someone who will always be unique to the club and me personally,” he added.
Although it was finally established that the Premier League wanted to play until its conclusion through 2019-20, Alexander-Arnold admitted that putting his dream on hold was exasperating.