Deals for Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk have yet to be secured and the success or otherwise of those pursuits could determine how Liverpool's summer is perceived.
A 1-0 win over Manchester City on New Year's Eve put the Reds four clear of the third-placed team but a winless January that coincided with injuries to key players ended their hopes of contending.
Klopp's men also went out of the FA Cup to Championship side Wolves that month as the season threatened to unravel.
On 13 December 2006, he helped Estudiantes win the Apertura 2006 tournament, its first in 23 years, in a final play-off match final over Boca Juniors.
Some rival fans booed him, arguably dating back to his sub-par performances during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, but Verón was ranked among the top three players in the 2006 Argentine League by sports newspaper Olé.
He received offers from Boca Juniors and River Plate, but chose his boyhood club Estudiantes de La Plata, of whom he is a declared fan and has made significant donations in the past to upgrade the club training facilities.
Chelsea agreed to loan Verón to Estudiantes for a season, until the end of his contract with the English club.
But wins over Tottenham and Arsenal kick-started the campaign and eight goals without reply in May will have encouraged the club's supporters that the German has Liverpool moving in the right direction.
Liverpool benefited from not having European football to contend with last season so there is an awareness that this could be a trickier campaign for Klopp and his team.
Jurgen Klopp remains a popular figure at Anfield after guiding Liverpool back into the Champions League. We put Klopp under the spotlight in our series looking at the managers of the Premier League’s top six.