Fans rubbish statistics comparing Klopp and Rodgers

Jurgen Klopp is not having the best start to 2017 – his Liverpool side have dropped 13 points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea and they are out of both the EFL Cup and FA Cup.

In fact, the Reds have claimed just one victory in 10 games in all competitions since the start of the year.

Interestingly, Opta has revealed that Klopp’s record after 54 Premier League games almost matches that of his predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The German coach was seen as a big step up in calibre of manager when he replaced Rodgers in October 2015, largely because of his success with Borussia Dortmund, where he guided the team to two Bundesliga titles.

However, the numbers suggest otherwise considering that he has won (26), drawn (16) and lost (12) the exact same amount of top-flight games that Rodgers did in his first 54.

A graphic from Sky Sports details that Rodgers actually had a better run than Klopp, with his Liverpool team scoring 110 goals compared to his successor’s 107.

Under the German, the Reds have conceded nine more goals than they did during Rodgers’s first 54 league games in charge.

However, perspective is needed, particularly when you consider that the Northern Irishman had Luis Suarez (arguably one of the best forwards in the world) in his team.

In addition, Rodgers was given a summer transfer window and a full pre-season when he was hired as opposed to Klopp who arrived two months into the 2015-16 campaign.

Nevertheless, the stats do not lie, but plenty of fans have argued the points mentioned above, and are refusing to suggest that Rodgers is as good as Klopp.