Jurgen Klopp has taken just a year to mould his Liverpool squad into a team looking like title contenders.
The German had a huge task on his hands when he replaced Brendan Rodgers last October, and it wasn’t immediately clear what was expected of him.
The Reds have accepted that they’re a long way off replicating their past glory days, so there’s isn’t too much pressure on Klopp to bring home any silverware just yet.
Nonetheless, former Anfield centre-back and TV pundit Jamie Carragher has admitted he is hoping for big things from the manager.
“In terms of Klopp over these next couple of seasons, he’s been to two cup finals and you hope a manager like that can bring us some trophies, it’s not easy, we’ve had a barren spell,” Carragher told the Daily Mail.
Last season, Liverpool reached the finals of both the Capital One Cup and the Europa League, losing out to Manchester City in the first, and perennial winners Sevilla in the latter.
They will be hoping to go one better than that this season, though a top-four finish would also be a big achievement. Klopp is already in a position where he can do no wrong among Liverpool fans, but they can reasonably start to demand trophies once his squad has had just a little more fine tuning.