It's different to Rafa who was brought in specifically to win the league title, so when he didn't win the league then imo he didn't do the job. Klopp was brought to finish in the top 4, so if we don't win the title, I won't be calling for him to be sacked. Anything more than top 4 is a bonus. This title challenge is the bonus. It should be enjoyed, not crying about what coulda/woulda/shoulda been.
Rafa didn’t win the league with us, so in that regard you are right when you say he failed on that front. But, he did win the Champions League so I think he got himself more than enough credit to not be deemed a failure for not winning the league. Not to mention a few other trophies here and there.
I love Klopp, there isn’t anyone else I would want as manager, I hope he’s here for a long time. But how can you say he was brought in to just finish top 4 when he said this right at the start;"If I sit here in four years, I am pretty confident we will have one title,"
That isn’t the words of a manager who has been brought into a club with the aim of just finishing top 4.
The amount of money we have spent in the last year isn’t the money spent to just ensure a top 4 finish, it’s to try and win the league.
If we don’t win the league this season then come October/November, 4 years on from Klopp giving that speech, he’d have failed to deliver on his words.
Though, he’s not a Spaniard called Rafa Benitez so it won’t fit your agenda to start calling him a failure because you’re a hypocrite. Oh and just to add, there’s every chance that come the 4 year mark, we won’t have won a single trophy, whilst Rafa had won 4 or 5(?) bits of silverware by that point, with a far weaker team.
If you said to Klopp all he has to do is finish top 4 every season, and nothing else matters other than that, he’d likely tell you to go f**k yourself.
Klopp isn’t a manager to settle for 2nd best, he’s finished 2nd best far too many times, he’s as desperate as us to win things but it’s his and our rotten luck that we are competing against a team as strong as City...something I’m sure you will use as an excuse for Klopp but slate Rafa despite Rafa having to compete with the finances of Chelsea and United at the time.
Klopp is the best thing that’s happened to us since Rafa, but he won’t be highlighting us as his standout moments in his career if all he has to do to be a success with us is to finish top 4 every year. He’s not at Arsenal, he’s at Liverpool, where there is an expectation to deliver.