Saying that it was only right to commemorate a milestone date in such a way, Liverpool today celebrated manager Jurgen Klopp’s two-year anniversary at the club with a full-length video of their memorable 2-2 draw against West Brom.
Describing the December 2015 match as “an encapsulation of the grit and desire shown throughout [his] reign”, club officials honoured their German coach with a specially-designed web page featuring full match coverage and interviews, as well as a limited edition manager’s commentary edition featuring Klopp himself.
Congratulating the former Borussia Dortmund for all the great work he has done at the club since replacing Brendan Rodgers, a statement on the web page expressed its confidence for the future providing Klopp’s team can evoke the spirit of Sunday, 13 December, 2015.
“It was a special night, one which will live long in the minds of all Reds fans throughout the world. Each one of us will forever remember where we were on that spectacular occasion. From the anticipation before the game, to Jordan Henderson’s goal to take a deserved lead and the desolation after watching Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson give the Baggies a 2-1 lead,” read the statement, adding that while most sides would have crumbled under the pressure of such a mighty foe, it was testament to Liverpool’s resolve under Klopp that they stood strong and emerged with a point.
“But then, the moment. The moment which we will describe in detail to our children and grandchildren in years to come. Divock Origi, assuming control of the ball. All hope appeared lost, but the Belgian took one look over at you, our manager, and did what he had to do. The dragon was slain, and a point was secured. On this two-year anniversary we hope for more nights like this, and we believe that with you in charge many more are set to come.”
At press time, the club said that while the web page would be taken down in 24 hours, the official Liverpool television channel would continue its round the clock airing of the game for another month.