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5 worst Liverpool players of 2017

Sumedh Pande
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 14:29 IST

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As the year comes to an end, we often look at the good and the bad moments that went by. In this segment, we will look at the calendar year that was for Liverpool and attempt to find out the chinks in their armour. 

2017 was a decent enough year for the Reds. Jurgen Klopp's men finished in the top four and qualified for the Champions League but again had to go empty hand, as far as trophies are concerned. The current season has also seen their title charge fade away but a strong performance in Europe has made it 2018 to look forward to. 

Along with the management, the blame for a trophyless season often falls on some players' head. So, on that note, let's take a look at the five Liverpool players who had a 2017 to forget and can be deemed as the worst for the Anfield outfit in the calendar year: 

#5 Daniel Sturridge 

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Looking at Sturridge this year, one thing is for certain - his days at Merseyside are numbered. Chances have not come by easily for the forward who has had to be satisfied with a bit part role from the bench. 

Playing just over 500 minutes this season, Sturridge has not done much to change his impression in the eyes of Jurgen Klopp. He has four goals to his name this season and has shown glimpses of his effectivity in front of goal during patches. 

Injuries have not troubled him as much as in the previous campaigns which is a plus point for the Englishman but it has been a matter of not taking his chances with an aplomb that has cost Sturridge. He has not done that bad this year but has not even done anything brilliant too which warrants him a place in this dubious list.

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