Liverpool podcast special: Inside the Premier League title winners' 10 steps to glory
An inside look at recruitment, culture, man management and the staff you may not have heard of.
Last Updated: 08/08/20 5:18pm
From celebrating a 2-2 draw against West Brom to lifting the Premier League title… In a special Sky Sports Football podcast, Jasper Taylor and Gerard Brand talk through the major steps Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp took in the years preceding their title win.
Klopp took over Liverpool in 10th place in the Premier League in 2015, but through maverick decision-making, masterful motivating and tactical dexterity, he's made them England's best after a 30-year wait.
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A squad transformation has played a part, but there is much more behind Klopp's influence at Anfield. Subtle technical changes, attitude shifts and behind-the-scenes genius have made them unstoppable.
Here, we walk through the steps Liverpool took from 2015, off the pitch as well as on it...
Step One - Celebrating a 2-2 draw
How Klopp helped create a comeback culture among Liverpool's supporters.
Step Two - Whispers turn to winners
How qualification for the Champions League on the last day of the 2016/17 season propelled Klopp's side.
Step Three - Coutinho's greatest assist
How Phillipe Coutinho's departure paved the way for a change of style, plus the funds for two special players...
Step Four - A £75m masterpiece
The first, Virgil van Dijk, and how the Netherlands international transformed Liverpool's defence...
Step Five - Safe hands… at last
And second, goalkeeper Alisson has finally brought stability between the sticks.
Step Six - Edwards doing the business
A look at Michael Edwards' business, his fine strike rate for incomings, and an even more impressive yield for players leaving Anfield.
Step Seven - Klopp's right hand man
How Pep Lijnders made Liverpool even better, plus the influence of the fitness coach, nutritionist, and even the throw-in specialist.
Step Eight - Heavy metal becomes organised chaos
How Klopp ditched the 'heavy metal' tag and made Liverpool proactive and dexterous.
Step Nine - The master man-manager
Examples of Klopp's superior man management in allowing players the freedom to do as they please, with trust and responsibility the non-negotiable.
Step Ten - The art of using defeat
And finally, how Klopp feasted on the feeling of defeat to make his side winners.