Jurgen Klopp Leaving Liverpool: His Most Iconic Moments

Published by Chris Jenkins
27th Mar 2024

2024 has brought one of the most shocking announcements that Liverpool fans will have to deal with for many years to come, the departure of Jurgen Klopp is on the horizon. At the end of the 2023/24 season, Klopp will leave Liverpool in favour of a new, fresh manager in the Summer of 2024.

During his tenure at Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp has cemented himself as a Premier League great, winning everything there is to win in England so it feels fitting to be able to look back at some of the most iconic moments of one of the most iconic managers of the modern era.


Liverpool 5-4 Norwich, 2016

The first evidence of Klopp’s “never-say-die” attitude was on full display in this thrilling fixture against Norwich in 2016 when Liverpool were leading 4-3 going into the 92nd minute until an unexpected equaliser from Sebastien Bassong.

Things were looking bleak for the Reds away from home late on, but the new lease of life that Jurgen had instilled within his players meant that they would fight until the very end, this game led them to reap the rewards of this elite mentality.

In the 95th minute, a famous goal from Adam Lallana clinched a narrow 5-4 win making this 9-goal thriller one that would live in the memories of Liverpool fans across the globe for many years to come.


Running on the Pitch vs Everton, 2018

Klopp has received many plaudits from people everywhere for his amazing energy and unmatched charisma on the sidelines and no other moment could have signified this than an amazing, last-gasp victory against Everton where Jurgen hilariously ran onto the pitch to celebrate with Alisson Becker.

The moment occurred at the end of what seemed to be a common stalemate between the two Merseyside giants until an awkwardly hung shot from Virgil Van Dijk made its way towards goal while looping above everyone in the box as he miss-hit the ball.

Before long, the ball comes thundering down and Jordan Pickford comes to collect unsure of what to do with himself. He tips it away from the bar but only as far as Divock Origi who has an easy tap-in to give Liverpool a late lead.

As soon as this went in, Jurgen burst onto the pitch in a moment that is still commonly featured in internet culture today as an iconicly funny moment of pure passion and glee from the German Liverpool boss.


Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona, 2019

One of the greatest comebacks that the Champions League has ever seen and possibly will ever see. Barcelona went into the second leg of this Semi-Final tie 3-0 up after a great performance and an iconic Lionel Messi free kick at the Nou Camp.

They even had the added advantage of not having to play against Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in the second leg due to injury. This put Liverpool in an almost unwinnable position against the best team in the world at that time - the key word being “almost”.

The Reds knew that they needed to start off fast and press Barca as hard as they could to get an early goal back. This is exactly what happened as Jordan Henderson found himself one-on-one with Ter Stegen before having his shot saved and put in the path of “Liverpool Legend” Divock Origi who placed it into the open net, setting the Anfield atmosphere alight.

A famous team talk from Klopp before the game stated that he believed it was “impossible, but because it’s you, we have a chance” - a selection of truly inspirational words that spurred those players to go and do the unthinkable.

With two incredible moments for Gini Wijnaldum early in the second half, Liverpool had miraculously drawn level and just needed a goal from the last 20 minutes of normal time to clinch victory - step forward Trent Alexander Arnold.

A moment of genius from a corner meant that a good delivery would give Divock Origi a great opportunity as he stood unmarked in the box, Trent delivered an inch-perfect ball to give Origi and the fans a moment they would never forget. This was an unforgetable night for people who managed to get tickets for this historic fixture.


Winning the Champions League, 2019

After this incredible moment, Tottenham would go on to create their own unbelievable comeback to meet them in the final, giving us the first all-English final for a number of years.

Liverpool would take an early lead through a controversial Mohamed Salah penalty and then would need to cling on to the lead for the rest of the game in order to win European silverware for the sixth time in the club’s history.

After a vital second goal from Divock Origi, Liverpool were finally crowned champions after an incredible campaign in both the League and Champions League, beginning a period of great success for the Reds of Merseyside.


Winning the Premier League, 2020

Just one year later, Liverpool would go on to post one of the most dominant displays that the League has ever seen by winning the Premier League for the first time in 30 years by an astounding margin over Manchester City.

While this had to be completed without any fans due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this was still a great moment for the club and for Klopp as he had cemented himself even further in Liverpool folklore as the person who ended their 30-year wait.


Alisson’s Header, 2021

Another great moment under Jurgen Klopp that seemed like it could have only ever happened to him, was this brilliant moment against West Brom in the latter stages of the 2020/21 season where Liverpool’s defensive struggles had led them to a top-four race instead of a title race.

Liverpool were struggling against West Brom in the dying minutes of the game when they managed to get a corner. Fans were understandably concerned when they saw Alisson marching up into the box from his goal but all would be justified soon after.

As the ball comes in Alisson leaps like a salmon and nods it past Sam Johnstone to secure a heroic three points for the Reds in a split second that no one was likely to forget any time soon.