Although Liverpool will conclude this season without any silverware, their recent outstanding performance indicates that Jurgen Klopp is progressively harnessing the full potential of the Anfield squad. Competing in four tournaments last season, Liverpool participated in a total of 63 matches across all contests, and it seemed that Jurgen Klopp’s players couldn’t maintain the same level of intensity this season.
Additionally, the team faced the departure of Sadio Mane, form and fitness concerns surrounding Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Thiago, Mo Salah, and Diogo Jota, as well as a slow start from new signing Darwin Nunez. These factors contributed to a slow start for the Reds, who only secured 16 points from their first 12 games and were ranked ninth in the league by November.
A winning streak of four matches around the World Cup suggested a promising second half of the season, but starting with a 3-1 defeat at the Gtech Community Stadium on January 2nd, Liverpool experienced a four-game winless streak, derailing their progress once more.Inconsistent performance has defined Liverpool’s season, with their longest unbeaten streak being the current six-game run. They have also recorded four and five-game unbeaten stretches, only to follow them up with four-match winless runs.
When Liverpool has thrived, the results have been incredible – they scored nine against Bournemouth in August, seven against Manchester United at Anfield in March, and six at Leeds United last month. However, they also suffered losses away at Nottingham Forest, Bournemouth, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as a surprising home defeat to Leeds.