That’s the difference a finisher of Aguero’s caliber possesses, and Manuel Pellegrini will now be praying his star striker can stay fit for the entire season, as David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne look like the flawless creators to set him up for multiple scoring chances week in, week out.
If Klopp does land the Anfield job, then get used to hearing Jamie Carragher tackle the word “gegenpressing” on a regular basis on Monday Night Football, which is nearly reason enough on it’s own to give Klopp the nod.
Klopp, who led Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League final in 2013, has been heavily linked with the post in the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking.
Riedle helped Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles as well as Champions League glory in 1997 – scoring twice in the 3-1 win over Juventus in the final – before leaving for Liverpool and spending two seasons at Anfield.
The Northern Irishman was sacked by Liverpool on Sunday, just hours after his side’s 1-1 Merseyside derby draw at Goodison Park.
At Chelsea he won the club’s first Double in a scintillating season at Stamford Bridge where the Blues scored 103 goals in 38 matches (a record in the Premier League era) to win the title at a canter.
What he had succeeded in doing though was building a reputation as a young manager with clear, strong ideas on how to play the game.
Success follows Ancelotti around and he remains one of the most respected managers in the game, with his man-management and motivational skills highly regarded along with his ability to handle the media spotlight without fuss – all key skills he would again have to demonstrate at Liverpool should he get the job. “But Liverpool versus Everton is just so tight”, Riedle said.
But Liverpool of spring 2014 was as good as it got for Rodgers.
Brendan Rodgers was, of course, sacked by Liverpool on Sunday evening.
Klopp’s assistant is said to be Zeljko Buvac who worked with him at Borussia Dortmund.
Energetic, passionate and determined, Klopp is well regarded as a great motivator and someone who would thrive going up against Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini on a regular basis.
There could be exciting times ahead for Liverpool and we’ve had too few of those in the past 25 years. He temporarily steered Liverpool back on track after a defeat at Old Trafford last December, but Manchester United punctured the resurgent Reds’s spirit in March and their season ended in whimper. I know the language. He has done it here already with Chelsea.
He is more experienced at operating on a smaller budget, with an emphasis of buying players with potential and selling on for a profit, and with taking a fallen power back to the top of the game. “I think he has demonstrated in Dortmund that he can work at any team in the world”, said the 21-year-old.