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Jurgen Klopp's debut as Liverpool manager - Who were the players and where are they now?

06:41 GMT+3 10/04/2022
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2021-22
Jurgen Klopp's first match as Liverpool manager was against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League...

Jurgen Klopp is the most successful Liverpool manager in the 21st century, winning five trophies with the Reds so far which include a Champions League and Premier League win.

Ever since the German manager took charge of Liverpool in 2015, he has managed to transform the English club into one of the best sides in the world.

Klopp converted a team, that did not taste much success since the turn of the century, into one of the elite clubs in European football in the last seven seasons.

His first match as Liverpool manager was against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on October 17, 2015. The match ended in a goalless draw. He had joined the side midway through the season after Brendon Rodgers was sacked.

Which players took the field in a Liverpool shirt on Klopp's first game in charge and where are they now?

  • Simon Mignolet Liverpool

    Simon Mignolet - Goalkeeper

    The Belgian goalkeeper joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2013 and played for six seasons at the club. In 2019, he joined Belgian top tier side, Club Brugge where he is currently playing.

  • Nathaniel Clyne

    Nathaniel Clyne - Right-back

    A Crystal Palace youth product, Nathaniel Clyne made his professional debut for the club in 2008 and spent four seasons at the club. After leaving the Eagles, he played at Southampton for three years before joining Liverpool in 2015.

    He stayed with the Reds until 2020 and had spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bournemouth. In 2020, he returned to Crystal Palace where he is currently playing his trade.

  • Martin Skrtel Premier League Liverpool v Arsenal 211214

    Martin Skrtel - Centre Back

    The Slovakian international played at Liverpool for eight seasons - from 2008 to 2016. After leaving the Reds, he played at Fenerbahce, Atalanta, İstanbul Başakşehir. In 2021, he moved to Slovakian top tier side Spartak Trnava.

  • Mamadou Sakho Liverpool Premier League

    Mamadou Sakho - Centre Back

    The French defender joined Liverpool from PSG in 2013 and spent four seasons at the club. In January 2017, he went to Crystal Place on loan and at the end of the season, he made the move permanent. In 2021, he moved back to France and joined Montpellier. 

  • Alberto Moreno Liverpool Augsburg Europa League

    Alberto Moreno - Left-back

    The full-back signed for Liverpool in 2014 and played at the club for five seasons. Moreno left the club in 2019 to join Villarreal with whom he went on to win the UEFA Europa League in 2021.

  • Lucas Leiva Liverpool

    Lucas Leiva - Central Midfield

    The Brazilian played at Liverpool for 10 seasons from 2007 to 2017. After leaving the Reds, he moved to Italy and joined Lazio. Lucas Leiva had won Lazio's Player of the Season award in the 2018-19 season.

  • Emre Can | Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea | Premier League | 08112014

    Emre Can - Central Midfield

    The German defensive midfielder, who played as a full-back in this match, joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and spent four seasons at the club. In 2018, Can moved to Juventus and was at the club for two seasons. During the 2019-20 season, he was sent on loan to Borussia Dortmund and made the move permanent in the subsequent season. He currently plays for the German club.

  • James Milner of Liverpool

    James Milner - Right Midfield

    The former England international midfielder joined Liverpool in 2015 from Manchester City. Before City and Liverpool, the versatile midfielder played for clubs like Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Leeds United. In 2019, Milner signed a three-year contract extension with the club which would keep him till 2022.

  • Adam Lallana Liverpool Premiership

    Adam Lallana - Attacking Midfield

    The English midfielder joined Liverpool in 2014 from Southampton and donned the red shirt for six seasons. In 2020, he moved to Brighton & Hove Albion where he is currently playing.

  • Philippe Coutinho Liverpool

    Philippe Coutinho - Left Midfield

    The attacking midfielder joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 and played for four and a half seasons at the club. He was sold to FC Barcelona in January 2018 for a club record of £142 million. Ahead of the 2019-20 season, Coutinho was sent on a season-long loan to Bayern Munich. He returned to the Catalan club in 2020. In January 2022, the Brazilian joined Premier League side Aston Villa on loan.

  • Divock Origi Liverpool 2021-22

    Divock Origi - Forward

    The Belgian forward joined Liverpool ahead of the 2014/15 season from Ligue 1 side Lille but after signing for the club he was immediately loaned back to Lille. He returned to the club in 2015 and played for two seasons before being sent on loan again to VFL Wolfsburg. He returned to the Reds once his loan spell was over and is currently plying his trade with the club. 

  • Joe Allen Liverpool Europa League 26022015

    Joe Allen - Substitute

    The Welsh international midfielder joined Liverpool in 2012 from Swansea City and played for four seasons at the club. Since 2016, he plies his trade for Stoke City.

  • Jordon Ibe Liverpool

    Jordon Ibe - Substitute

    The English forward joined Liverpool from Wycombe Wanderers in 2012 and spent four seasons at the club. In between, he was sent on two loan spells at Birmingham City and Derby County. In January 2022, the attacker joined Turkish second division side Adanaspor.