Five things Jurgen Klopp has got right since his arrival at Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in October and has made some progress during his time at Anfield so far.

It has been quite a ride for Liverpool since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp in October. The league finish of eighth place will have been disappointing but the one bright spark to their season is they had two runs to cup finals in the League Cup - and created some fabulous memories with their Europa League run - even if silverware did not ultimately end up in the cabinet.

Yet the German has made quite the impression as he looks to transform the Reds from also-rans into winners again, much like he did with Borussia Dortmund. Some things he has evidently changed for the better and here are five of them:

Belief instilled among the fan base

Partly because of the two runs to cup finals, but one of the things Klopp wanted to do, in his own words, was turn doubters into believers. Certainly, there is more belief around Liverpool that they are going to achieve some success under the German following steps in the right direction where the players he inherited have got a taste for finals under his stewardship. 

Younger players have taken a step up

The likes of Emre Can and Divock Origi had promising reputations but it was not being fulfilled. Can was moved back into his preferred central midfield role and his influence on the side began to grow. It is worth remembering that the German is only 22 and his best years are yet to come.

Origi's transformation has been startling. After clearly struggling to lead the line in Klopp's opening games, the youngster became an important figure in the side in the Europa League run - starting and scoring in both legs against Borussia Dortmund - and finishing the season with 10 goals in all competitions. 

One should also remember that Cameron Brannagan, Pedro Chirivella, Sheyi Ojo, Kevin Stewart, Connor Randall, Danny Ward and Ryan Kent have all been among those who have been handed first-team debuts this season. 

Everyone has got a fair crack of the whip

This can be referred to some of the younger players who have been given opportunities to impress, but while some will say Christian Benteke has been out of favour since Klopp's arrival, it is worth nothing that he has made a total of 42 appearances this season.

It is also worth noting that the only signings Klopp made at Liverpool was an emergency defender in Steven Caulker and Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade, who will join the club in the summer.

Every player that was left behind by Brendan Rodgers - with the exception of those who suffered long-term injuries - have been given the chance to impress. Adam Lallana has been one player who has shown noticeable improvement, as has Dejan Lovren. 

While Klopp will clearly have his own players and ideas that he will want to bring in during this summer ahead of next season, there is no harm in having a look at those at his disposal, and if they impressed him enough, to add either valuable squad depth or save some money in the transfer market. 

Anfield on track to be more of a fortress

The last 13 games of the season at Anfield did not see a single visiting side leave with a victory, which is a major positive given that many sides fancied their chances in Liverpool's back yard over the previous 18 months or so. Stoke City were the last side to win a game inside 90 minutes at Anfield - although that mattered little as it was the second leg of the League Cup semi-final and the Reds progressed on penalties. But before that it was Manchester United in the league in the same month. 

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Villarreal, Augsburg, Manchester United, Watford, Newcastle United, Sunderland, Stoke City, Manchester City and West Ham United have all failed to win at Anfield since - though within that there is some room for improvement.

Liverpool are starting to score late, game changing goals

The winner in the late comeback against Borussia Dortmund is the stand-out memory that falls into this category but there are other examples. There were late wins against Norwich City and Crystal Palace away from home while Liverpool have been able to salvage a point against West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal and Chelsea in the dying stages of games at Anfield this season.

It is not a bad habit to have. Liverpool fans only need to look down the East Lancs Road at another club that had this habit over the course of many years, and it was something that was both hated and envied at the same time.  

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