Klopp, who can't be considered anything less than a hero at Anfield, also secured the UEFA Super Cup and looks on course for another Premier League challenge with six wins out of six. Back then, a new team was winning the title every year, and clubs like Chelsea and even Manchester City were going through fluctuations in their league positions.
Former top flight foward Crooks was impressed with how Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian fared in the game, lauding the Spaniard's first-half performance, and feels it is a bad thing for rest of the league when the Reds win games without playing well.
Click through the gallery above to see the managers with the most wins in 150 Premier League matches, according to Opta Sports! "They have lost one game in 18 months".
It's possible that the 2 managers are choosing to praise the other to avoid looking conceited, or filling their players with potentially fatal over-confidence, but it's far more likely that they genuinely believe what they are saying, and have the utmost respect for each other.
Liverpool now sit on top of the league table with 18 points, having won all six of their games so far, and boast a five-point advantage over Manchester City.