What is Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Seven Season Curse?’
Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool
The 2019-20 English Premier League champions Liverpool are currently being shadowed by their former glory. As their head coach Jurgen Klopp is in his seventh year as Liverpool’s boss, fans speculate this decline as repetition of something very interesting and strange called Klopp’s seven year curse.
He started his managerial career at German Club Mainz in 2001. He achieved Bundesliga promotion for the team in 2004. After suffering relegation in the 2006-07 season and unable to achieve promotion, Klopp resigned in his seventh year (2008) as the club’s longest-serving manager.
Later he joined the Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund replacing Thomas Doll as manager. He made Dortmund dominate over Bayern Munich, led them to win the Bundesliga title in 2010-11, and also guided Dortmund to a runner-up finish in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League season.
Soon in Klopp’s 7th year, his team suffered a lack of form and exposure and they went on losing their momentum as happened in Mainz. He resigned in 2015 and joined the English team, Liverpool. He kept the league running in the first year itself and he guided the club to successive UEFA Champions League finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the trophy in 2019.
Liverpool in Klopp’s seventh year
Liverpool had been in terrible form this season. They now stands ninth in the English Premier League points table with only 16 points from 12 matches. They have only managed to win four matches out of twelve they played this season. This is one of their poorest performance ever in the history.
They lost to Leeds United 1-2 at the home in their last match. They will now play Napoli in the UEFA Champions League, on the 2nd of November 2022. Fans should speculate about the so-called Klopp’s ‘Seven-year curse’ in Liverpool or not, the latter Liverpool matches will happen accordingly.