Klopp Breaks Ferguson and Wenger's Records After Liverpool's Victory Over Aston Villa

Klopp Breaks Ferguson and Wenger's Records After Liverpool's Victory Over Aston Villa

Elijah Odetokun
updated at September 4, 2023 at 12:16 PM
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  • Liverpool crushed Aston Villa 3-0 at Anfield on Sunday afternoon
  • It was Jurgen Klopp's 300th Premier League game leading the Reds
  • The win helped him surpass Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger

Jurgen Klopp continues to lay claim to being one of the best managers to grace the Premier League after managing his 300th league game in charge of Liverpool in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa.

The German came into Liverpool at their lowest point in 2015 and was afforded time and patience by the owners to assemble a solid team capable of being one of Europe's best.

Klopp broke the club's 30-year Premier League drought in 2020 after pipping Manchester City to the title and also narrowly lost the league on the final day twice to the same opponent - by one point.

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool, Anfield, Aston Villa.
Jurgen Klopp celebrates with the fans after the 3-0 win over Aston Villa. Photo by John Powell.
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The German has also guided the Reds to three UEFA Champions League finals, winning the 2019 edition and losing two to Real Madrid - in 2018 and 2022.

Klopp surpasses Ferguson and Wenger

The game against Aston Villa was Klopp's 300th Premier League game. As noted by ESPN UK, he has won 188 of his first 300, more than Sir Alex Ferguson (183) and Arsene Wenger (183).

His rival in the league since 2016, Pep Guardiola reached 200 wins before even managing 300 games and by the time the Spaniard manages 300 games, he should be far ahead.

Klopp can still aim to beat Wenger, Ferguson, and even Jose Mourinho on the list of managers to reach 200 League wins faster if he picks up at least 12 wins from his next 21 games.

As noted by Transfermarkt, of the remaining of his 300 games, Klopp's team drew 69 and lost 43, scoring 637 goals and conceding 293 to pick up 633 points (2.11 points per game).

Klopp calm over Salah's future

Sports Brief also reported on Klopp insisting Mohamed Salah won't leave despite reports claiming Saudi Pro League club, Al-Ittihad would snap him up for over £150 million this summer.

Debunking the reports of an offer being made in the media, the German said no proposal had been tabled and had that offer arrived, the answer would be a 'no' for the Egyptian winger.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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