How last 5 Liverpool managers before Jürgen Klopp fared as Arne Slot reality clear

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Liverpool's former managers did not have the same success as Jürgen Klopp -Credit:(Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Arne Slot has been confirmed as Liverpool's next boss and faces a daunting task in taking over Jürgen Klopp. The Dutchman arrives with an impressive reputation but Unai Emery and David Moyes have already shown how hard it is to replace an iconic manager.

Klopp has won almost every single trophy on offer during his time at Liverpool, including the Premier League, Champions League and Club World Cup. His final season also saw Liverpool claim the Carabao Cup against Chelsea at Wembley.

Slot has lifted silverware too this season, claiming the Dutch Cup, and guided Feyenoord to the Eredivisie title a year ago. He will be confident of stepping in to Klopp's shoes and take Liverpool to another level.

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Klopp has managed 491 games, with nearly 300 of them ending in victory. It is a quite superb record for the German, who will go down as one of the best ever.

Here is how Klopp's tenure ranks against some of his predecessors at Anfield, with their trophy hauls included. While there have been some successes, others haven't performed as well. And ultimately nobody competes with the departing boss.

Gérard Houllier

Record - (307 matches) - 158 wins, 75 draws, 74 defeats (win percentage - 51.5).

Trophies - FA Cup, League Cup x2, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Community Shield.

Former France boss Gérard Houllier initially arrived as joint manager to Roy Evans in the summer of 1998. He was put in sole charge a few months later and completely rebuilt the squad, moving on a host of more experienced players and bringing through the likes of Steven Gerrard.

He also overhauled the club's training facilities and had great success on the pitch, winning a treble in 2001. Liverpool also finished second in the Premier League the following year. Houllier left by mutual consent in the summer of 2004 after failing to secure Champions League football.

Rafael Benítez

Record - (350 matches) - 194 wins, 77 draws, 79 defeats (win percentage - 55.4)

Trophies - Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, Community Shield.

The Spaniard arrived at Liverpool with a great reputation after winning La Liga twice while manager of Valencia. Benítez joined in 2004 just months after leading his side to the UEFA Cup.

He famously led the Reds to Champions League victory in Istanbul in his first season in charge and then claimed the FA Cup in Cardiff the following year. There was some near misses for Liverpool too, including the 2007 final rematch against AC Milan.

Liverpool finished second to Manchester United in the Premier League in 2009 but the following season didn't go to plan as the Reds ended up seventh. Benítez left by mutual consent in the summer of 2010.

Roy Hodgson

Record - (31 matches) - 13 wins, 9 draws, 9 defeats (win percentage - 41.94)

Trophies - None

Hodgson arrived at Liverpool with a fine CV and had just taken Fulham to the final of the Europa League in 2010. But he got off to a difficult start with his transfer business leaving a lot to be desired.

Liverpool was dumped out of the League Cup by Northampton and dropped into the relegation zone after defeats to Blackpool and Everton. Results did pick up slightly but Hodgson was sacked in January following a 3-1 loss to Blackburn.

Sir Kenny Dalglish

Record - (74 matches) - 35 wins, 17 draws, 22 defeats (win percentage - 47.3)

Trophies - League Cup.

The Anfield icon had tried to land the job before Hodgson but his bid was dismissed by the Reds. He was appointed caretaker after Hodgson's exit, 10 years on from his last managerial position.

Dalglish managed to improve fortunes on the pitch and was helped by the signing of Luis Suárez. The Scot landed the job permanently in May 2011 after securing sixth in the Premier League. But the following campaign saw Liverpool finish eighth, its lowest since 1994, and Dalglish was dismissed, despite winning the League Cup.

Brendan Rodgers

Record - (166 matches) - 83 wins, 41 draws, 42 defeats (win percentage - 50)

Trophies - None

Liverpool moved for Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers to step in, in the summer of 2012, but his tenure got off to an awful start with a 3-0 defeat at West Brom. His first campaign was a slight improvement on the previous year before a remarkable title challenge in 2013/14.

The Reds went on a remarkable unbeaten run to go top before a home defeat to Chelsea and a capitulation against Crystal Palace saw them finish second. Rodgers failed to win a trophy in any of his three full seasons at Anfield and was dismissed in October 2015 after a draw with Everton.