Salah Stormer, Alisson’s header and eyeing another title under Klopp – The Athletic

Liverpool entered 2021 battling at the top of the table and are ending it doing the same.

However, the toll of losing Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip to long-term injuries would soon catch up with them at the end of last season – as would the absences of Thiago and Diogo Jota to name a few. some.

Liverpool’s slow struggles dominated the start of the year as they lost six games on the rebound at Anfield.

It would have been a season to forget if Liverpool hadn’t staged the fightback of all fightbacks. They rose from eighth in mid-March to finish third in the table and secure Champions League qualification.

At times this season, Liverpool have looked the best they have ever been under Jurgen Klopp. They still have their sights set on all four awards this season, although dropping points towards the end of 2021 means they now have an uphill battle to beat runaway leaders Manchester City in the Premier League.

Best player

Mohamed Salah, of course.

In this calendar year, Salah has scored 36 goals for Liverpool and registered 11 assists.

He is not only Liverpool’s best player but, as many have said, the best player in the world right now.

best time of the year

Without a doubt, it was Alisson’s game-winning goal against West Bromwich Albion in the dying seconds of the game.

Goalkeepers rarely score and no goalkeeper had ever scored competitively for Liverpool until that perfect header. It helped keep Liverpool on track as they fought their way to a Champions League spot.

It was not only a moment Liverpool fans will cherish but for Alisson a moment of joy after a painful year. The Brazilian goalkeeper’s father, Jose Becker, died in tragic circumstances in February. This goal, which he dedicated to Jose, was an extremely poignant and moving moment.

Chester T. Johnson