Liverpool's recent history in the last decade has been nothing short of turbulent. After a 6-year tenure with manager Rafael Benitez, while he may not have seen a Premier League title come to fruition the team could still boast a champions league win against AC Milan that put Benitez straight into Liverpool lore. With the team losing 3-0, Liverpool managed to fight back against the Italians winning on penalties. Unfortunately, with Benitez having managed 6 years without a Premier League title, his tenure with the team came to an end. Hiring Roy Hodgson as Benitez's replacement, it would be only 6 months before the decision to bring back Liverpool veteran Kenny Dalglish back into the fray. Of course as history proved, after a year with the team, his tenure too soon proved short, and the team turned to Brendan Rodgers to lead the team, after his success with Swansea City put him on the map.
Under Brendan Rodgers’ leadership the English team was expecting to go further than ever, especially when you consider the sheer amount of money that Rodgers’ had spent in cultivating a "new and improved team". With the sale of Luis Suarez, going for a reported seventy-five million pounds, Rodgers’ was given almost 150 million pounds to spend as he liked, and spend it he did! Having accrued a score of new talent, such examples including Adam Lallana, whose start with the reds may have been rocky, but later proved his purchase was warranted, earning himself a level of praise not seen for many an English players, or the equally young Alberto Moreno, whose work in the left-back made him a heavily desired player!
Unfortunately, Rodger’s decisions to manage for the long-term didn’t quite cut it with club owners FSG (Fenway Sports Group), and it was quite the blow for faithful Liverpool fans when Rodger's dismassal occurred. While Rodger’s departure is indeed a sad occasion for both fans and team alike, the fact that the his replacement, Jurgen Klopp (formerly of Borussia Dortmund) came in, left many folks excited at what’s in store for the boys in red! Of course with the honeymoon period over, the media has now placed Klopp under heavy scrutiny, and there's little doubt that this will be an important year for Klopp. Already we are seeing speculation on Klopp's fans for the upcoming transfer window.