They had to wait three decades before Liverpool fans and footballers saw the Premier League

title being lifted in Anfield. The thirty year wait was finally over when they were crowned the

2019-20 season Premier league Champions. When the trophy was brought to Anfield on the

Liverpool-Chelsea game, fire crackers could be overheard outside of the stadium while the game

was proceeding. I can only imagine the celebrations that went on during that night- It must have

been a bad time being a police officer in Liverpool trying to ensure the crowds maintained the

required social distance.

 

Liverpool FC deserved to win the title as they played with hunger and had belief in

themselves even when the game seemed difficult either because they had not scored a goal or

were a goal behind as noted in the games against teams like Tottenham FC, Wolverhampton

Wanderers FC, West Ham FC and Bournemouth FC thus ensuring that they got maximum

points. Even when they front three players(Roberto Firmino, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane)

were having a bad day in the office, players like Virgil Van Dijk or Trent-Alexander Arnold and

cameos from the bench like Divock Origi stepped up to the plate and scored important goals that

eventually won them games.

 

I would like us to take an in-depth look at Liverpool’s’ FC 2019-20 season and assess them to

see if they were really good or were lucky that their close competitors were just poor thus aiding

in offering Liverpool FC a much needed cushion at the summit of the League.

 

First, the difference of Liverpool and the second team(Manchester City) was a whooping

eighteen points when the season ended(ninety nine points versus eighty one of Manchester City)

which is the highest difference in the 2019-20 season among the top five leagues namely

Bundesliga,Ligue 1, Serie A, EPLand LaLiga. Last year, Manchester City won the league by

beating Liverpool FC by only one single point (Ninety eight versus ninety seven for the latter).

In some of the previous years, we have had to wait to know the champion on the final games

where you would always want to know how your closest competitor was fairing in their game.

For Liverpool FC, by January 2020, we knew it was a matter of when not if they would win the

League. Imagine a team winning the league by January which is the mid-season in England that

is deemed to be the most competitive league in the world!

 

Secondly, the failure to defend their European glory as they were beaten by Atletico Madrid

on both legs in the last sixteen. The previous winners, Real Madrid have defended the UEFA

champions League three times in a row! Now that is a great team. Being beaten happens but on

both legs? In the last sixteen? If they were any good as they think they are, they should not have

lost the way they did at such an early time in the competition.

 

Do not get me wrong, Liverpool play some good football under the tutelage of Jürgen Klopp.

They press really high up the pitch and have some really special players who can turn a game

within a short space of time. If they want to be classified as one of the greatest teams like the

Manchester United treble winners or the Invincible Arsenal then they need to win more major

football honors consistently and this can be achieved by keeping their best players and having

good back up options especially a player who can play the way Firmino does and a Left Back

who can deputize Andrew Robertson.

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