Jürgen Klopp achieved something only José Mourinho has matched in Premier League

Jürgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool and José Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on December 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Jürgen Klopp has been supremely unconcerned by those determined to focus solely on his competitive record as he bows out of Liverpool. But even for those determined to settle his legacy entirely on paper, the outgoing boss boasts a Premier League record only José Mourinho can match.

In the trophy department, of course, Klopp falls short compared to a handful of Premier League greats, Mourinho and Pep Guardiola included. He leaves Liverpool with one league title, one Champions League crown, an FA Cup, two League Cups, a Super Cup and a Club World Cup.

That's an impressive haul in its own right, but Liverpool fans would echo Klopp in insisting that it only scratches the surface when trying to give an account of the last nine years or so. And while honors and statistics can only go so far, there is one feather in the manager's cap that quite neatly encapsulates what he has achieved at the club.

Benjamin Šeško release clause set after Liverpool links as Bruno Guimarães 'says goodbye'
Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool leaving party in pictures as Reds manager leads squad on night out

Klopp bows out at Liverpool having completed four Premier League seasons unbeaten at home (The Athletic). Mourinho is the only other manager to reach that milestone; Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger did it three times, while Guardiola has remarkably only managed it once.

In an incredible sequence, Klopp actually guided Liverpool through three consecutive Premier League seasons without home defeat, doing so in 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20. After a year's hiatus, he would restore the record in 2021/22, tying Mourinho.

And Klopp was just one game away from overtaking Mourinho in his final campaign. Liverpool lost just once at home this season, with that defeat coming late in the campaign to Crystal Palace.

It's no coincidence that 2020/21 was an aberration, where Liverpool suffered an awful sequence of six consecutive home defeats behind closed doors in January, February and March. Klopp has harnessed the power of the Anfield crowd in an incredible way during his time at the club, with his brilliant record in front of his own supporters a neat summary of his time in charge. says: It's impossible to put a number on the work Klopp has done to turn doubters into believers. But four campaigns without a home defeat gives an idea of the almost symbiotic relationship he has nurtured between the players and the fans.

He made Liverpool almost invincible at Anfield, in a way even Guardiola has not been able to do with Manchester City at the Etihad. Season ticket holders during Klopp's reign will have seen just six home defeats throughout that time, the same number that Manchester United and Tottenham have witnessed this season alone.