Liverpool had a near prefect 2018/19 campaign, suffering just one point defect whilst claiming the Champions League trophy. Man city also defeated them on FA Cup Final on 4th August.
Center- back Virgil van Dijk and Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson both had a great performance and justified their hefty transfer fees, which helped Liverpool to win the Champions League and narrowly missed out on the Premier League title. The Reds enjoyed a fantastic campaign which saw Jurgen Klopp claim his first trophy as Liverpool Manager.
Their 97 points would have been enough to win the league in 25 of the past 27 seasons; however Manchester City eventually pipped them to the post.
Liverpool also finished with two Golden Boot winners in their ranks last season. Forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane shared the award with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after all three players scored 22 league goals.
It’s hard to say whether or not Liverpool will be able to emulate last season’s successes. Whilst it’s difficult to find a weakness in a team that reached nearly 100 Premier League points and won the Champions League, there is always room for improvement.
Liverpool have a settled back line and freighting attacking options but lacked creativity at times last season. In Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Fabinho, they possess a number of hard-working defensive midfielders but they all do a very similar job for the team. The squad would definitely benefit from the addition of a creative midfielder.
The return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will feel like a new signing for The Reds. The 25-year-old was sidelined for the majority of last season due to injury but his reintroduction to the side could bring the spark that Klopp requires to light up Liverpool’s midfield.
The development of full-backs Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold will also be key for Liverpool next season. The pair notched up a whopping 23 Premier League assists between them last term and continuing such impressive service throughout the upcoming campaign will seriously benefit the team.
- Sepp van den Berg – €1.90m from PEC Zwolle
- Danny Ings – €22.20m to Southampton
- Marko Grujic – Loan to Hertha BSC
- Alberto Moreno – Free to Villarreal
- Daniel Sturridge – Released
- Connor Randall – Released
- Adam Bogdan – Released
Predicated League Finish
2nd. Liverpool will continue to grow under Klopp however Manchester City’s strength in depth means that The Reds may have to settle for second best again.
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