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In 2015, Jurgen Klopp took charge of Liverpool, ushering in a remarkable era for the club. Known for his charismatic personality and gegenpressing football philosophy, Klopp transformed Liverpool into a formidable force in world football. In this article for The Dugout, we look at Jurgen Klopp's Era of Success at Liverpool and reveal how our products helped their academy prospects along the way.

Jurgen Klopp celebrating his FA Cup win and Champions League triumph


The 2018-2019 season saw Liverpool conquer Europe once again. Klopp's tactical brilliance and the team's resilience were on full display in memorable comebacks against Barcelona and a solid performance against Bayern Munich. The triumph in Madrid against Tottenham Hotspur solidified Liverpool's status as a European powerhouse.

Liverpool's pinnacle under Klopp came in the 2019-2020 season when they ended a 30-year title drought. The "Fab Three" and a rock-solid defense, led by Van Dijk and Gomez, propelled them to a commanding 99 points, clinching the Premier League title with an 18-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. Along with their Champions League & Premier League honours, Liverpool under Klopp have also won:


Liverpool's acclaimed Kirkby Academy stands as a vital force in cultivating emerging football talent, aligning with the club's commitment to youth development under the leadership of academy director Alex Inglethorpe. Graduates like Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones showcase the academy's triumphs, seamlessly transitioning into pivotal roles within the senior squad. This dedication to nurturing talent underscores Liverpool's vision for a sustainable and prosperous future under Klopp's guidance.

Liverpool Academy stars Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones


Back in 2016, Liverpool FC's Academy Manager Alex Inglethorpe spearheaded the integration of our technology within the academy. Liverpool included the ICON in their academy training to improve the fundamental skills throughout their age groups. Liverpool's Academy was one of the very first to use the ICON, during the 2016/17 season, and helped develop their exciting prospects, which included the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Curtis Jones. The ICON focuses on training a player’s ability on the ball, being able to scan the next target and play accurate passes.

Furthermore, Elite Skills Arena’s products offer a opportunity for clubs to enhance players' skills and emulate the success witnessed in the transformation of Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. Much like Klopp's strategy of nurturing a robust group of academy players to pose new challenges to competitors, our ESA Range aligns with this vision. While our training can certainly fine-tune the skills of first-team professionals, the most significant advancements are often seen in promising youth players. Our approach is tailored to convert potential into consistent performance by isolating and perfecting the specific attributes young players need to develop over time.

The ICON Football Ring at Liverpool FC in 2016


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