Jurgen Klopp And His Record In Finals Over The Years

Jurgen Klopp owns an enviable souvenir locker. The current Liverpool manager has won a total of 12 titles in his coaching career. Since his Mainz coaching days, Klopp used to win titles.

Aside from winning various league competitions, Klopp has also been victorious in a few cup finals.

Having won almost everything with Borussia Dortmund, he had to endure a period of emaciation for several years in the finals. However, he finally managed to achieve this epic victory in the 2019 UEFA Champions League.

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To celebrate Liverpool on the cusp of their seventh European victory, football Take a look at the many cup finals Klopp has won over the years.

2012 DFB-Bocal: Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Bayern Munich

At the height of the “heavy metal” era of football for Dortmund, they were destroying their opponents. Klopp led the Lions and Yellows to two back-to-back Bundesliga titles, and the German Football League Final in 2012 was a huge event.

Franck Ribery gave Bayern the lead ahead of Dortmund’s comeback in style. Shinji Kagawa, Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski scored all the goals before the break to put Klopp’s side two goals ahead.

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Lewandowski completed a hat-trick in the final minutes of the match, and the second-half brace came between Arjen Robben’s shot. Dortmund was the definitive DFB-Pokal title winner, giving Klopp his first taste of success in the domestic cup.

2013 UEFA Champions League: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich

Jurgen Klopp’s first Champions League final will end in the worst possible way for him and Dortmund. They were one of the best teams in Europe at the time, and they put Real Madrid to the sword in the semi-finals. Bayern Munich was crowned German champion, and is looking to avenge its 2012 loss to Chelsea.

Dortmund started better between the two sides, but failed to capitalize on their supremacy early on. Mario Mandzukic opened the scoring after the hour to put Bayern Munich in the driving seat.

However, Ilkay Gundogan would settle things in under 10 minutes with an expertly taken penalty. The match seemed to be heading towards extra time as both teams missed opportunities to advance.

Arjen Robben scores the winning goal. Image credits: bundesliga.com

However, in the 89th minute, Franck Ribery sent in with his smart heel Arjen Robben, whose unwanted shot passed past Romain Weidenfeller. There was no time left to return as Jurgen Klopp tasted defeat. It will not be the last.

2014 DFB-Pokal: Borussia Dortmund 0-2 Bayern Munich

A year later that night, two German giants met again in the German Cup final. Again, the result will be the same. Dortmund will take the match into overtime, but the Bavarians will be the ones to impose their authority on the match.

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2013 opponent Arjen Robben scored the first goal after the 100-minute mark, with Thomas Muller adding a second in the final seconds. Klopp will continue to get frustrated at the hands of Bayern Munich, appearing time and time again in their confrontations.

2015- DFB- Bokal: Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Wolfsburg

Jurgen Klopp’s final as coach of Borussia Dortmund will not end happily. Dortmund was aiming to avenge last year’s loss at the same stage against Bayern Munich. However, Wolfsburg had other plans. Led by young Kevin De Bruyne, Wolfsburg led with three goals before the end of the first half.

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De Bruyne scored a goal after Luis Gustavo opened the scoring and Bas Dost scored the third. Dortmund had been falling back by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but that’s all she wrote. It will not be Klopp’s farewell from German football with titles.

League Cup 2016: Liverpool 1 (1)-1 (3) Manchester City

Jurgen Klopp’s first season in English football ended with Liverpool reaching two finals. The first was in the League Cup against Manchester City. Fernandinho scored the first goal and Liverpool worked hard to equalize, eventually succeeding in the 83rd minute. The match went into extra time as there would be no more goals.

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Penalty kicks included Emery could start things off successfully. Fernandinho will miss City’s first game before Liverpool collapsed. The Reds were missing all of their next three shots as Willy Caballero saved great saves each time.

With City not missing another penalty kick, it came to Yaya Toure scoring the match-winning penalty to break Liverpool’s hearts.

2016 UEFA Europa League: Liverpool 1-3 Sevilla

Liverpool were in the Europa League for Jurgen Klopp’s first season with the club. Klopp immediately harnessed his magic as the Reds reached the final. However, they entered the final as the underdog as they were facing Sevilla, who are specialized in the Europa League.

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The Spaniards were the two-time champions but fell behind early with a superb Daniel Sturridge goal. Seville will equalize in the second half through Kevin Gameiro. Liverpool were looking for a winner, but Coca-Cola popped a prop to set the match straight. Klopp extended his poor record of losing the European finals.

2018 UEFA Champions League: Liverpool 1-3 Real Madrid

Famous or infamous finalist depends on which country you are from. Real Madrid was the favorite, having won the past two years. Liverpool were in their first Champions League final since 2007. The match started in an even fashion, but the main talking point in the first half was Mohamed Salah’s exit from injury after Sergio Ramos intervened.

The match opened in the second half. Karim Benzema scored the first goal of the final after Loris Karius’ shot. Sadio Mane will equalize soon after, but Gareth Bale will retake the lead with a daring bike kick. He would add a second with a hit from over 40 yards that passed through Loris Karius.

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Liverpool will not make any late comeback as Jurgen Klopp succumbed to another defeat in the Cup final, and his second in the competition.

UEFA Champions League 2019: Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham

After reaching the Champions League final for the second time in a row, Liverpool were the favorites this time around. It was an all-English affair but Tottenham never went away. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring after less than two minutes from the penalty kick. Divock Origi added a second just minutes before the end after Liverpool controlled most of the action.

Jurgen Klopp finally took the championship on his third attempt. Mohamed Salah played the final, having missed in 2018. However, the most important thing was that Klopp put his “damned” luck in the cup finals to rest.

UEFA Super Cup 2019: Liverpool 2 (5) -2 (4) Chelsea

Liverpool went to Istanbul to face Europa League winners Chelsea. Olivier Giroud opened the scoring in the first half before Sadio Mane equalized in the second half. The match went into overtime as Mane added a second.

Jorginho scored a penalty kick, as the match entered the same penalty shootout. Liverpool were five out of five on penalties, with Tammy Abraham finishing fifth for Chelsea. However, his low efforts were countered by Adrian, which meant that Liverpool and Klopp were the best team in Europe.

FIFA Club World Cup 2019: Liverpool 1-0 Flamengo

In the battle of champions around the world, Liverpool were undoubtedly the most sought-after. They entered the semi-finals and scored a tough last-minute win over Monterrey.

This gave them a chance to face Flamengo and Roberto Firmino, winner of the last round, was the champion once again. The Brazilian striker scored the game’s only goal in extra time to defeat Flamengo. Jurgen Klopp had completed three continental titles after a very successful year.

2022 Carabao Cup: Liverpool 0 (11)-0 (10) Chelsea

The Reds will start to become Chelsea’s pest over the years. Klopp had orchestrated a massive turnaround in Liverpool’s fortunes, winning the Premier League in 2020.

Liverpool sought to achieve the quarter-finals in 2022, entering the first match of the three cup finals in the Carabao Cup. Chelsea was the opponent and Thomas Tuchel had elevated the Blues in his own right.

After an uphill battle that lasted for more than 120 minutes, the match went to a penalty shootout. Tuchel had brought on Kepa but the Spaniard was helpless against all eleven Liverpool players who scored goals, including Kaiumhin Keeler. This left Kepa to take Chelsea’s final penalty, but he fired it over the bar. Klopp finally won his first domestic championship in England.

2022 FA Cup: Liverpool 0 (6) -0 (5) Chelsea

The duel between red and blue will continue in another final in the same year. Like the Carabao Cup, again, you will end without goals for 120 minutes. This time, it was Edward Mendy in goal, who saved compatriot Sadio Mane’s kick that would have netted the match. With Cesar Azpilicueta missing earlier, the crossfire went to a sudden death.

Mason Mount failed to convert the penalty, leaving Kostas Tsimikas to play the unexpected hero. Klopp had won the cup final for the second time in a row and could look to add the Champions League title to his cabinet.

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