26 Nov 2015
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: KLOPP’S LIVERPOOL KNOCK CITY OFF TOP SPOT
The League Managers Association five-man Performance of the Week panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, were in agreement that this week the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Liverpool following their excellent 4-1 victory against Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday 21st November 2015.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, will receive a specially commissioned trophy made by world renowned silversmiths and LMA Partner, Thomas Lyte of London, in a presentation to commemorate the award.
Klopp’s side shocked the league leaders at the Etihad with three goals in the opening 32 minutes with an own goal and two strikes from the Brazilian duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino giving Liverpool an unassailable lead. A goal from Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero on the stroke of half time wasn’t enough to spark a comeback as Martin Skrtel killed the game off with 10 minutes to go.
The result was Klopp’s fourth win in his first eight games as manager having only lost once.