Mainz to Merseyside: Klopp’s journey in pictures

Date published: Thursday 8th October 2015 11:52

Check out Jurgen Klopp’s career in pictures as the German boss waits to be confirmed as the new Liverpool manager.

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Klopp spent his entire playing career at Mainz, making 337 appearances.

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Upon retiring as a player, Klopp was appointed as Mainz manager.

MAINZ, GERMANY - MAY 7: Benjamin Auer of Mainz pours beer on headcoach Juergen Klopp after the Bundesliga match between FSV Mainz 05 and FC Bayern Munich at the Bruchweg Stadium on May 7, 2005 in Mainz, Germany. Mainz will now stay in the top division. (Photo by Alexander Heimann/Bongarts/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Benjamin Auer;Juergen Klopp

Klopp is showered in beer after keeping Mainz in the Bundesliga in 2005.

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Under Klopp, Mainz qualified for the UEFA Cup but were also relegated to the second division.

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Klopp remained with Mainz but he failed to lead them back to the Bundesliga.

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Klopp resigned as Mainz boss in 2008 after 270 matches in charge.

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Klopp left Mainz with a 40 per cent win rate from his seven years in charge.

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Klopp was appointed Borussia Dortmund manager in 2008.

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Dortmund finished 13th in the Bundesliga during the season before Klopp arrived.

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Dortmund finished sixth during Klopp’s first season, before a fifth-placed finish in his second term.

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Klopp faced Louis van Gall when the Manchester United manager was in charge of Bayern Munich.

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Klopp guided Dortmund to the Bundesliga title in his third season in charge of the club.

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Klopp inspired Dortmund to retain their title in 2011-12 while setting a new points record.

during the DFB Cup final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Olympic Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

During the same season, Dortmund secured their first ever domestic Double.

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Dortmund’s focused on the Champions League in 2012-13, knocking out Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid.

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Klopp took Dortmund to Wembley for the Champions League final…

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But Bayern Munich triumphed thanks to a late Arjen Robben goal.

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Klopp was removed from the touchline during a Champions League clash with Rafael Benitez’s Napoli.

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Carlo Ancelotti got the better of Klopp in 2013-14, with Real Madrid knocking out Dortmund.

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Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich then secured the domestic Double as Dortmund finished trophyless.

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Klopp announced he was leaving Dortmund at the end of the 2014-15 after a poor Bundesliga season.

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