Liverpool's infamous rumour mill quickly went into overdrive when Jürgen Klopp was spotted in town

Jurgen Klopp out in Liverpool at the end of his first full day as LFC manager
Jurgen Klopp out in Liverpool at the end of his first full day as LFC manager -Credit:@RebeckahVaughan

On Thursday, October 8, 2015, it was officially announced that Jurgen Klopp was the new Liverpool manager.

The night before the German had arrived in the city and stayed on the top floor of the Hope Street hotel with fans gathered outside hoping to catch a glimpse of the new boss. There was a buzz around the city and the next day he headed to Anfield to be confirmed as the manager.

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It didn't take long for the infamous Liverpool rumour mill to go into overdrive as speculation began swirling that the German had already started sampling the city's hospitality. It turned out to be true. He was photographed on Hardman Street enjoying a beer outside The Old Blind school.

The ink on his contract was still wet but he was already beginning what became the biggest party Liverpool fans could wish for. Like most unexpected parties they tend to be the best.

Earlier in the day Klopp had impressed the world's media in his

first press conference at Anfield

, before posing on the pitch. He then visited the club's academy before returning to his city centre hotel and heading into town for a pint.

As expected, people who spotted the new Liverpool manager that night welcomed him into the city with open arms as he got a taste of what he would call his home for almost the next nine years. It was just the beginning of a special time and so many memories were created that will be spoken about for years to come.

Four years into his reign the party headed to Madrid via Naples, Paris, Belgrade, Porto, Munich and Barcelona - with Liverpool winning their sixth European Cup. After the game there was a clip doing the rounds of Klopp asking 'where are the drinks?' clearly ready to party.

The next day wasn't bad either as an estimated 750,000 people lined the streets to welcome home their heroes with Old Big Ears paraded around the city. Next season the Premier League title followed, albeit in circumstances out of the control of everyone due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was celebrated by all Liverpool fans but in a different way than what was expected.

More was to come with a cup double in 2022, and two different results and we would have been talking about Liverpool as quadruple winners. They just missed out to Manchester City in the league and were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Paris.

That didn't matter too much as thousands lined the streets again to celebrate two more trophies.

Even the best parties have a lull when you feel like you're going through motions and that's what happened to Liverpool during the 2022/23 campaign. Going so close to winning the quadruple had taken its toll with a number of injuries to key players. Liverpool struggled throughout the season and finished outside the Champions League places.

Klopp and his squad dusted themselves down and this season took Liverpool fans on one final ride with a few youngsters involved. They got a taste of the good times at Wembley in February winning the League Cup in extra-time against Chelsea.

The month before Klopp had announced he was about to call it a night and he is going out on his own terms. The final celebration will be at Anfield on Sunday and he deserves one big party. After all he has been the leader throughout.

Like after all great parties the morning after the night before you can feel fragile. Many in the city will feel that way on Monday reflecting on what was a special time.

But with the expected arrival of Arne Slot there's no reason to say it can't all happen again.