Liverpool boss Klopp to make history come May if all goes well

By Brian Murumba: Wednesday, February 27th 2019 at 11:16 GMT +3 | Football
Jürgen Klopp could break the French Record [Courtesy]

Over the years, the Premier League faithful have seen sparkling displays from French top guns who have cruised to the title.

 

Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and N'Golo Kanté are among the French elite who have enjoyed success in the Premier League.

 

Liverpool is understood to be struggling to keep up with defending champions Manchester City after recent setbacks that have dented their title hopes. But they are far from being ruled out of the race thanks to their fine squad that is capable of anything.

If the Kop based side goes on to win the title in May, they would become the first team to do so in a long time without fielding a French player.

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However, that doesn't mean that Jürgen Klopp doesn't like French players. He tried to sign Lyon hotshot Nabil Fekir in the summer transfer window. The Frenchman was part of the Didier Deschamps' World Cup winning squad in Russia 2018.

When Liverpool won the Premier League [Courtesy]

 

With the two transfer windows of the season already gone, the German tactician will have to lift the League title without a single French player.

 

Klopp's squad consists of 22 players, with seven English, three Brazilian, two from the Netherlands, and others from Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, Senegal, Belgium, Cameroon, Croatia, Egypt, Guinea, and Portugal.

Below is the list of French stars that have tasted the title status in the Premier League so far as compiled by Game Yetu.

Thierry Henry was in Arsene Wenger's 'invincible' squad [Courtesy]

Louis Saha (Manchester United) - 2006-07, 2007-08, Florent Malouda (Chelsea) - 2009-10, Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - 2011-12, 2013-14, Loic Remy (Chelsea) - 2014-15, Pascal Cygan (Arsenal) - 2003-04, Gael Clichy (Arsenal, Manchester City) - 2003-04, 2011-12, 2013-14, William Gallas (Chelsea) - 2004-05, 2005-06, Claude Makelele (Chelsea) - 2004-05, 2005-06.

 

Patrice Evra (Manchester United) - 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2012-13, Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) - 2014-15, 2016-17, N'Golo Kante (Leicester, Chelsea) - 2015-16, 2016-17, Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) - 2017-18, Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) - 2017-18, Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) - 2017-18, Fabien Barthez (Manchester United) - 2000-01, 2002-03, Thierry Henry (Arsenal) - 2001-02, 2003-04, Robert Pires (Arsenal) - 2001-02, 2003-04.

N'golo Kante also won it with Leicester and then Chelsea [Courtesy]

Sylvain Wiltord (Arsenal) - 2001-02, 2003-04, Laurent Blanc (Manchester United) - 2002-03, Jeremie Aliadiere (Arsenal) - 2003-04, Eric Cantona (Manchester United) - 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1996-97, Nicolas Anelka (Arsenal) - 1997-98, 2009-10, Remi Garde (Arsenal) - 1997-98, Gilles Grimandi (Arsenal) - 1997-98, 2001-02, Emmanuel Petit (Arsenal) - 1997-98, Patrick Vieira (Arsenal) - 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04, Mikael Silvestre (Manchester United) - 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2006-07.

 

"History is there to be broken' and therefore every football fan will be looking up to the Merseyside outfit to break the French monotony.

 

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