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2014/15 Premier League Season Review: Liverpool

Premier League Final Position: 6th 

Review

Liverpool have endured a terrible season in comparison to the previous campaign, having dropped an incredible 22 points from the 2013/14 season.

It seems that Brendan Rodgers’ side are still in transition as the sale of Luis Suarez cost them dearly in their pursuit of success this term, and many fans will be asking questions of where the club goes from here.

The dreadful 6-1 loss away to Stoke City on the last day of the season means that they finish the season below Spurs in 6th place and need to regroup quickly ahead of next season.

Finishing with just one win in their last six in the Premier League is not good enough as they ended the season with a whimper and it looks as if their chances of success next season rely on a very young squad.

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Best Moment

A 2-1 win against Manchester City on March 1 sent a message across the league that Liverpool meant business and were ready to challenge for the top four after a strong run of form. They moved to within two points of fourth with that win but couldn’t qualify for the Champions League.

Worst Moment

It has to be the 6-1 loss to Stoke on the final day. A day to forget for Liverpool as they fell to sixth with their biggest ever Premier League loss. It was Steven Gerrard’s final game for the club and a terrible way to go out.

Player of the Year

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Jordan Henderson – He was easily the most influential player in a Liverpool shirt this term and deserves much more credit than he has been given. Expect him to be handed the captaincy next term and he will need to lead the team in the absence of Steven Gerrard.

Biggest Win

Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool (August 31, 2014)

Liverpool 4-1 Swansea (December 29, 2014)

Biggest Defeat

Stoke City 6-1 Liverpool (May 24, 2015)

What to improve for the 2015 season…

There is a clear need for a goalscorer in this squad as Steven Gerrard finished the campaign as their top scorer. An argument could be made that Sturridge will return and provide goals, but Liverpool need to increase their goal output regardless and must not become over-reliant on just one man to get them throught.

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About Jamie Ives (317 Articles)
MLS expert and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own

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