Jurgen Klopp is regarded as one of the best managers of his generation. Since taking over as manager of Liverpool in 2015, he has completely transformed the club.
So far, the German manager has helped the Reds win six major trophies, including the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
He has also developed a number of promising players into global superstars.
However, numerous top players have been forced to leave Klopp’s squad in recent years.
Here are three top players who struggled after leaving Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Philippe Coutinho is ranked first.
Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool from Inter Milan during the January 2013 transfer window. With the Reds, he established himself as one of Europe’s most feared attackers.
Coutinho appeared in 201 games for Liverpool in all competitions, scoring 54 goals and assisting 45.
The Brazil international was named ‘Liverpool Player of the Season’ twice and was also named to the ‘PFA Team of the Season’ in 2014/15.
In the January transfer window of 2018, the 30-year-old midfielder joined Barcelona for £146 million (via Sky Sports).
Coutinho, on the other hand, struggled to replicate his Anfield form at Camp Nou.
He’s widely regarded as one of the worst signings in Blaugrana history.
During his time at Camp Nou, the Brazilian appeared in 76 games and scored 17 goals.
Coutinho joined Aston Villa on loan in January 2022, and his loan was extended during the current transfer window.
He’ll be looking to regain his lost form at Villa Park next season.
Gini Wijnaldum is ranked second.
Gini Wijnaldum left Liverpool last summer after refusing to extend his contract and joining PSG on a free transfer.
The Dutch international was instrumental in the Reds’ recent success, helping them win four trophies during his five-year stay at the club.
However, the 31-year-old midfielder struggled to make an impact at the Parc des Princes, starting only 18 league games last season.
The Dutchman has been left out of PSG’s pre-season squad by manager Christophe Galtier. According to Le Parisien, the Paris-based club wishes to sell Wijnaldum during this transfer window.
Emre Can is ranked third.
Emre Can joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014 from Bayer Leverkusen.
During his four-year tenure with the club, he appeared in 115 games and scored 10 goals. Can was named Liverpool Young Player of the Season in 2015-16, and he was also named to the UEFA Europa League Team of the Season in the same season.
During the summer transfer window of 2018, the Germany international decided to terminate his contract at Anfield in order to join Juventus on a Bosman deal.
Can, on the other hand, struggled to establish himself in Juve’s starting XI, appearing in just 37 games during his time at the club.
He left the Turin-based club on loan in January 2020, and then permanently in the summer transfer window of 2020.
The Daily Mail reports that the Dortmund-based club is looking to sell the midfielder after he failed to impress at Signal Iduna Park.