Premier League 2019 Season What A Finish.
Not many teams go on and score 97 points and don’t win the title.
Not many teams will ever lose just a single league game in a season, but still not win the title.
As a Reds fan though, it gutted me that that is exactly what happened to us. At Christmas we were top and clear and the general feeling was that this was Liverpools season, title number 19 ( first Premiership ) and long overdue. The disappointment of 4th place in the previous season, then losing to Real Madrid in the Champions League final meant a bare season for the Liverpool faithful. This season there was that feeling of things had turned the corner.
While the top 2 teams were miles ahead of the chasing pack, it was Man City who on the final day of the season took top spot to add to their League and FA Cup haul.
Last season saw Mohamed Salah pip Harry Kane to the Golden Boot with an impressive 32 goals. This season Salah was slow off the mark again, but never found his stride as he did the season before. This season though Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah (who were joined on 22 goals by Arsenal player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyan) shared the Golden Boot in a 3way tie.
Alisson claimed the 2018/19 Golden Glove award after keeping his 21st clean sheet of the season. This highlighted his value and the price tag which raised eyebrows at the time, is justified.
The PFA Player of the year was another Liverpool success. Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the winner for 2017-18 with Virgil van Dijk winning this season.
The Liverpool goalkeeper shut out Wolverhampton Wanderers in his side’s 2-0 win on the final day to win the Golden Gloves award and rounded off his incredible season with a clean sheet in the Champions League. Conceding just 22 goals, the £66.8 million (€72.5 million) fee was worth every penny.
Liverpool 2019/2020 Season
With Sturridge and Moreno leaving over the summer, fresh blood will need to be signed. With a series of upcoming fixtures including playing Napoli in a friendly at Murrayfield on 28 July, then facing Chelsea in the first all-English Uefa Super Cup on 14 August in Istanbul.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Super Cup will be one of the first fixtures to see both teams new signings in a competitive fixture. Chelsea winning the Europa and Liverpool finishing as Champions League winners will prove to be an interesting fixture.
The Reds also play in the Community Shield ( sometime early August ) against Premier League champions Manchester City – at Wembley and also travel to Qatar in December to compete at Fifa’s Club World Cup. This means Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be in seven competitions next season, hence the need for fresh players to be signed.