Liverpool is one of the biggest football clubs in the world. It has a rich history and a huge fan-base worldwide. In this article are going to have a look at the most successful Liverpool managers based on win percentage.
While ranking these managers we have only considered win % and nothing else. Very soon we will do an article on 10 Greatest Liverpool managers based on overall performance and it will be available ‘here’. In this article we have only considered competitive matches (including matches in lower divisions).
Here are the 10 most successful Liverpool managers –
10. Phil Taylor [win% – 50.67]
Phil Taylor was appointed manager of Liverpool in 1956 when former manager Don Welsh was sacked after failing to gain promotion back to the 1st Division.But failing health and the stress of just missing out on promotion in three successive seasons eventually led to his resignation in November 1959. It was over 23 years since he had first arrived at Anfield as an 18-year-old player.
He managed 150 games at Liverpool and won 76 of them.
9. Roy Evans [win% – 51.77]
Roy Evans managed Liverpool from January 1994 to November 1998 ,during that time Evans had been credited with creating arguably the nation’s most exciting and aesthetically pleasing team of the 1990s. He managed 226 games and won 127 of them ,winning League Cup in the way.
8. Jürgen Klopp [win% – 51.92]
Jürgen Klopp is the current manager of Liverpool having taken over the reigns from Brendan Rodgers in 2015. In his first year in-charge of the club, he guided Liverpool to the finals of Europa League and League Cup but failed to win any of them.
After steering Liverpool to a top 4 finish last season,Klopp has successfully brought Champions League football back at Anfield ,which was one of the priorities when he joined Liverpool. So far he has managed 104 games and won 54 of them.
7. Bill Shankly [win% – 51.98]
Bill Shankly is one of the most respected managers in Liverpool’s history. Shankly took charge of Liverpool in 1959 when they were in the Second Division and rebuilt the team into a major force in English and European football. He led Liverpool to the Second Division Championship to gain promotion to the top-flight First Division in 1962, before going on to win three First Division Championships, two FA Cups, four Charity Shields and one UEFA Cup.
Shankly announced his surprise retirement from football a few weeks after Liverpool won the 1974 FA Cup Final, having managed the club for 15 years ,and during that time he won 407 games of the 783 games he managed.
Bill Shankly seemed indestructible but he suffered a heart-attack in the Autumn of 1981 and died shortly afterwards on the 29th of September. His legacy can still be seen at Anfield today but not just in the gates that bear his name or the statute at the back of the Kop. Shankly was the catalyst that Liverpool needed.