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A hallmark of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool tenure was the team’s extraordinary ability to stage comebacks from the most unlikely of circumstances. Over the past nine years, several turnarounds orchestrated by Klopp will forever be etched in the club’s storied history. As we celebrate Klopp’s reign following his final match as Liverpool manager, let’s revisit ten of the most memorable comebacks he oversaw.

1. October 2015 – Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool, Premier League

The first of many comebacks under Klopp occurred on Halloween at Stamford Bridge, just three weeks into his reign. Liverpool faced the reigning Premier League champions, Chelsea, who took an early lead through Ramires after just four minutes. However, Philippe Coutinho brought Liverpool back level with a delightful shimmy and left-footed curler before the interval. Coutinho added a second in the 74th minute with the help of a deflection, and Christian Benteke sealed a statement win for Klopp with a late goal. This match set the tone for the Klopp era, demonstrating resilience and attacking flair.

2. January 2016 – Norwich City 4-5 Liverpool, Premier League

This game at Carrow Road was beyond analysis, featuring chaos and drama typical of a Klopp-managed side. Liverpool initially took the lead through Roberto Firmino but found themselves trailing 3-1 by the 53rd minute. Klopp’s men rallied back with goals from Jordan Henderson, Firmino, and James Milner to lead 4-3. In the final minute of regulation time, Norwich’s Sebastien Bassong equalized, seemingly spoiling the comeback. Yet, deep into added time, Adam Lallana struck a loose ball into the top corner, securing a thrilling 5-4 victory. Klopp’s celebrations were so intense that his glasses were broken—a fitting end to a wild match.

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3. April 2016 – Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund, Europa League

Klopp orchestrated numerous special European nights at Anfield, with this quarter-final thriller against his former club Borussia Dortmund being among the best. After a 1-1 draw in Germany, Liverpool fell 2-0 and then 3-1 behind in the return leg. Needing three goals in half an hour, the Reds got two through Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho. In the 91st minute, James Milner’s cross found Dejan Lovren, who headed home the winner at the Kop end. Klopp later remarked, “We know about our responsibility to try to write a few nice stories in football, and tonight it was a really nice story.”

4. December 2018 – Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal, Premier League

Liverpool entered this match having won all seven of their previous games in December, conceding only twice. Their hopes of ending the year on a high took a hit when Ainsley Maitland-Niles gave Arsenal an 11th-minute lead. However, Liverpool’s response was emphatic. Roberto Firmino led the charge, scoring twice to put the Reds 4-1 up by half-time. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah also found the net, and Firmino completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the second half. The Liverpool Echo described it as “a devastating show of force,” highlighting the team’s incredible level in all departments.

5. May 2019 – Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona, Champions League

One of the greatest nights in Anfield’s history, Liverpool faced a seemingly insurmountable 3-0 deficit from the first leg against Barcelona. Klopp, missing key players like Firmino and Salah, inspired his team to believe in the impossible. Divock Origi’s early goal ignited hope, and substitute Georginio Wijnaldum’s quickfire double in the second half made anything seem possible. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s quick-thinking corner found Origi, who scored the decisive fourth goal. Klopp reflected, “What they did tonight is so special, and I will remember it forever. I don’t know if it happened before, and I don’t know if it can happen again.”

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6. November 2019 – Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool, Premier League

Liverpool’s blistering start to the season, which would culminate in their first league title in 30 years, was under threat at Villa Park. Trezeguet’s goal gave Villa a lead they held until the closing stages. However, the Reds showcased their champion mentality with Andy Robertson equalizing late on. In the 94th minute, Sadio Mane headed home from corner to complete the turnaround. This dramatic win was pivotal in Liverpool’s title-winning campaign, exemplifying their resilience and never-say-die attitude.

7. May 2021 – West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Liverpool, Premier League

A unique moment in Liverpool’s history occurred when goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a crucial 95th-minute winner. With Liverpool chasing Champions League qualification and the game heading towards a draw, Alisson came forward for a last-minute corner. He met Alexander-Arnold’s cross with a perfect header, flicking it into the far corner. Klopp hailed the goal, saying, “We needed a corner in the last second and our goalie to score off it. What a goal, what a worldie. Unbelievable goal. The technique, absolutely insane.”

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8. May 2022 – Villarreal 2-3 Liverpool, Champions League

Chasing a third Champions League final appearance in five seasons, Liverpool held a 2-0 lead from the first leg against Villarreal. However, Villarreal halved the deficit within three minutes of the return leg and equalized on aggregate before halftime. Klopp’s introduction of Luis Diaz from the bench turned the tide. Fabinho, Diaz, and Mane scored in quick succession to secure a 3-2 win on the night and 5-2 on aggregate. This comeback exemplified Liverpool’s ability to perform under pressure on the biggest stages.

9. August 2023 – Newcastle United 1-2 Liverpool, Premier League

In an early-season clash at St. James’ Park, Liverpool found themselves down to ten men after Virgil van Dijk’s red card and trailing 1-0 to Anthony Gordon’s goal. Despite the adversity, Klopp’s men dug deep and fought back. Darwin Nunez came off the bench to score a precise equalizer in the 81st minute. In the third minute of stoppage time, Nunez scored again, sealing a dramatic 2-1 victory. This win highlighted the resilience and fighting spirit instilled in the team by Klopp.

10. January 2024 – Liverpool 2-1 Fulham, Carabao Cup

In what would become a vital turnaround on the road to Klopp’s final trophy as Liverpool manager, Fulham took a first-half lead in the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield. Klopp’s double substitution of Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez just before the hour mark proved decisive. Nunez assisted Curtis Jones for the equalizer, and within three minutes, set up Gakpo for the winner. This blitz ensured Liverpool stayed in front for the remainder of the tie, leading to their eventual Carabao Cup triumph at Wembley.

Conclusion: End Of Klopp’s Era

Jürgen Klopp’s tenure at Liverpool has been defined by moments of incredible drama and unforgettable comebacks. From his early days at the club to his final matches, Klopp’s Liverpool never gave up, always believing in their ability to turn the tide, no matter the odds. These ten comebacks are a testament to the fighting spirit, tactical acumen, and sheer willpower that Klopp instilled in his team. As we bid farewell to a transformative era under Klopp, these memories will forever be cherished by Liverpool fans around the world.

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By Abdulkadir Salim

Abdulkadir Salim Is content writer for Liverpool FC Times

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