Jurgen Klopp has already earned the right to be placed in the top three Liverpool managers - and he might end up as the second greatest of all-time by the time his Anfield reign comes to an end.
The coach who will get his hands on the Premier League trophy at some point in the coming months joined the ranks of the Liverpool greats when he won the Champions League last June and already, I believe only two men stand in front of him on the all-time list of Anfield managerial giants.
Top of any Hall of Fame has to be the great Bill Shankly because when he came to the club in 1959, Liverpool had been in the Second Division for five years.
Shanks was a long way ahead of his time and came to Liverpool with ideas and a vision that allowed the club to rise from the depth of despair to become the best team in England within five years.
While trophies are often used to gauge the greatness of a manager, Shankly's legacy at Liverpool stretched far beyond his three First Division titles (1964, 1966 and 1973), two FA Cup wins (1964 and 1965) and UEFA Cup triumph in 1973.
This was a man who built the club into the giant we see today, the leader who changed the perception of what Liverpool is all about and paved the way for the remarkable success the club enjoyed when his time as manager came to an end.
Maintaining success is often as big a challenge as creating it in the first place, but Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan and Kenny Dalglish inherited teams that were already winning machines, which was primarily down to the incredible work Shankly put in to plant the seeds of success at Liverpool.
Of those three managers I mention, Paisley is second on my list of Liverpool greats simply because he won so much during his time at the helm.
Six First Division titles (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1983), three League Cups (1981, 1982, 1983), the UEFA Cup in 1976 and three magnificent European Cup wins (1977, 1978 and 1981) is a record to take the breath away.
He did it all with a quiet authority that allowed the great players in his dressing room to flourish, with his backroom team so important in ensuring the success continued to flow.
Roy Evans and Ronnie Moran were key members of the Paisley back-up staff and they knew how Liverpool worked, what made the club tick and how to ensure success continued to flow.
Evans and Moran remained in place when Fagan and Dalglish took over and while some may be surprised that Kenny is not in my top three, let me explain my reasoning.
I will always be grateful to Dalglish for allowing me to realise my dream of playing for Liverpool and in the formative years of his management career, he showed what a fantastic manager he was by signing John Barnes, Ray Houghton, Peter Beardsley and myself and allowing us to form a deadly attacking unit.
It was a stroke of genius from Dalglish, as the four of us complemented each other so well, yet it was the opposite of genius when he broke that team up before it had finished winning and that was the start of a period of decline for the club.
The managers who have come and gone in the years since enjoyed fleeting moments of glory, but it was not until Klopp arrived in October 2015 that the next great visionary landed at Anfield.
Klopp took the best part of the squad he inherited, added the missing pieces and turned them into champions of Europe and soon to be champions of England, with a few factors going into that evolution.
First and foremost, the club's transfer market trading in recent years has been sensational, with players like Alisson Becker, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah turning Liverpool from contenders into winners.
Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner and Fabinho also proved to be successful signings and the hit rate in the transfer market is always vital to any manager's hopes of success.
Secondly, Klopp and his coaching staff have excelled in improving players throughout the squad, with full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson now probably the best in their positions in world football.
Finally, Klopp has united the club behind his vision and from an early stage, even when he lost a few big Cup Finals, everyone had total faith in what he was doing and belief that it would come good.
That conviction has been proved correct and looking at the squad now, I firmly believe he will win enough trophies in the next two or three years to possibly even knock Paisley off second spot in my all-time Liverpool managerial pecking order.
Getting onto a list that includes Shankly and Paisley is a task no Liverpool manager achieved in three decades, but Klopp is right there now and his golden Anfield legacy will stand the test of time.