Top 3 Managers of Liverpool after Shankly – A Look into Their Success

Liverpool Football Club has bid adieu to Jürgen Klopp, leaving fans heartbroken and nostalgic. But as we mourn the end of an era, let’s take a moment to celebrate the top three Liverpool managers of all time, excluding the iconic Bill Shankly.

Jürgen Klopp’s tenure from October 8, 2015, to May 19, 2024, saw him become one of the most popular and beloved football club managers in Anfield and English football. Over nine years, Klopp oversaw 491 games, with a remarkable 62.12% overall win rate. Under his leadership, Liverpool FC achieved monumental success, including winning the Champions League in 2019, the Premier League in 2019/20, and other prestigious titles.

Klopp also received numerous personal accolades, such as The Best FIFA Football Awards Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2020. His retirement at 56 due to feeling ‘running out of energy’ marked the end of an unforgettable era at Liverpool.

Kenny Dalglish, who managed Liverpool from May 30, 1985, to February 21, 1991, oversaw a period of triumph and tragedy. While leading the team to multiple league championships and FA Cup victories, Dalglish also navigated the Hillsborough disaster with resilience, guiding the team through a challenging time.

Bob Paisley, known as the most decorated Liverpool manager, took over from Bill Shankly in 1974 and led the club to an unprecedented number of trophies, showcasing his leadership and managerial prowess. Paisley’s retirement after serving the club for 44 years marked the end of an illustrious career.

These three managers – Klopp, Dalglish, and Paisley – are etched in the history of Liverpool Football Club as legends who have left an indelible mark on the club’s legacy. Their contributions have helped shape Liverpool into the legendary team it is today. As we bid farewell to Klopp, we honor the legacy of these iconic managers who have made Liverpool Football Club synonymous with greatness.