5 Reasons why Liverpool's 2018-19 season has been a success
What Liverpool have done this season is beyond what can be quantified through trophies. Trophies or not, Liverpool’s season has been a huge success.
It’s so easy you know. It’s so easy to undermine all the work Jurgen Klopp has done at Liverpool by simply pointing at his lack of trophies. It is a very simplistic viewpoint many people use for bashing him.
I don’t think people give enough credit to Klopp for bringing Liverpool back among the top dogs in England as well as in Europe. In a very short time, Liverpool have once again regained the status of an European powerhouse. Agreed, that they have made a significant investment, but we all know money doesn’t buy success (ahem, Paris Saint-Germain).
In the three-and-a-half seasons that Klopp has been at the helm, Liverpool have shown progressive improvement. From being a side that finished 8th to a side that challenged Manchester City for the Premier League title until the very end by amassing 97 points, the growth has been enormous. It is this kind of consistent growth that eventually leads to trophies (Germany played numerous finals and semi-finals before eventually conquering the world). Remember, consistency is the key.
Liverpool and Klopp deserve nothing but respect for what they’ve achieved this season. Irrespective of what happens in Madrid in the Champions League final, this team deserves our utmost respect.
Looking at Liverpool's season, we all should agree that it has been a massive success. Pointing out the specifics, here are the five reasons why the 2018-19 season has been a success for Liverpool.
#1 League Performance
Liverpool along with Manchester City gave football fans around the world one of the best title races seen in recent times. The race to be crowned the champions of England went right down to the wire, with only a single point separating the two sides. Liverpool finished as the runners-up with 97 points, a crazy 25 points ahead of third-placed Chelsea. During the entire league campaign, they lost only once. The Reds won 30 games, including their last nine fixtures. These are crazy statistics for any team. Such a point haul would have been enough for them to win the league in 25 of the last 27 seasons.