Jurgen Klopp is now two for two in final defeats while in charge of Liverpool and this adds to an already poor record for the German boss.
That tally is now seven in ten and seems to suggest the German boss struggles in big occasions, with two of his three final victories coming in the Bundesliga equivalent of the Community Shield.
Bwin bookies go 4/5 that the Reds win a trophy at some point in Klopp’s tenure, but supporters of the five-time European Cup winners shouldn’t be so optimistic.
When looking at what the problem is for the 48-year-old when it comes to falling at the last hurdle, it is clear what he needs to address.
In the six defeats that have cost him the opportunity to add to his trophy collection, teams managed by the former Borussia Dortmund boss have only managed to score at most one goal.
Indeed, in two of those finals, a 2-0 German Cup defeat to Bayern Munich and a loss on penalties to Schalke, Klopp’s team failed to find the net in normal time at all.
Thus, any side facing one of the outspoken manager’s outfits would be wise to shut up shop as this would ensure a title.
Furthermore, earning a draw over 90 minutes is another way of making sure Klopp’s teams come unstuck.
Three of his setbacks came when the tie went into extra time, the aforementioned defeat to Schalke, along with losses to Bayern Munich in the German Cup and Manchester City in the Capital One Cup.
The Citizens, like Die Knappen, won via shootout, while the Bundesliga champions struck twice in extra time, showcasing how Klopp’s sides struggle when the game approaches the 120 minute mark.