The 2021-22 season is Liverpool FC’s 130th season and the 60th consecutive season in English football’s top flight. In addition to the Premier League, Liverpool FC has also played in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and UEFA Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp promised last summer that Liverpool would once again attack the Champions League title rather than defend Anfield’s Premier League title. According to Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool answered the question with a 10-game unbeaten streak that took them “from nothing to the Champions League in five weeks”.
This milestone has allowed Liverpool to retain Champions League status and means they have now qualified for Europe’s premier continental competition for five consecutive seasons under Jurgen Klopp. Seven games played, seven won in Liverpool’s UCL 2021-2022. The UEFA Champions League campaign couldn’t start much better. Liverpool then started the round of 16 with an impressive 2-0 win against reigning Italian champions Inter, setting Liverpool up for a likely eight-final spot in the competition. Knotted off the table, Liverpool eventually reclaimed their last ten games with eight wins and two draws to become the top squad in the English Premier League.
The reigning champions Liverpool not only lacked the passion of their fanatical support, but they have practically lost the entire core of the team that roamed the league the previous season. The loss of form by Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, the removal of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson from midfield to plug defensive holes, the dramatic loss of confidence after the end of the club’s 68-game unbeaten home run, and initial reluctance to entrust Nat Phillips with a full-time starting role; each influenced Virgil van Dijk’s Liverpool. Diogo Jota’s injury also hurt defending champions Liverpool midway through the season, with Firmino and Mane looking desperately tired and needing rest.
When they bought Luis Diaz, the sensational young Colombian, these problems were solved. Luis Diaz also scored his first Anfield goal in the last match against Norwich City in the 81st minute. Luis Diaz looks like a perfect player who fits in the Liverpool squad. As of now, the gap is 6 points between them and the league leaders Manchester City. Man City dropped points during their weekend home game against Spurs. The triple K knock-out punch from Spurs was a bit heavy. Harry Kane and Son seems to step up every time they face Man City. The 3-2 defeat for City has now helped Liverpool reduce the gap to 6 points at the top of the table. Liverpool still has a game in hand.
Liverpool will meet Leeds United in their next Premier League game mid-week. Liverpool’s important game comes on Sunday against the European Champions Chelsea. They will go head to head against each other for the first Silverware available in English Football (EFL CUP). Liverpool defeated Arsenal in the Semi-Finals (over two legs); facing the other London Club in the finals will be a massive task in front of them. Chelsea recently won the FIFA Club World Cup, will be very desperate to beat Liverpool and clinch the EFL Cup.
As the season comes in the final phase, what do you think of Liverpool’s season? Where will it go?