For a Premier League heavyweight like Liverpool finishing eighth can not be deemed as a successful campaign. However, with Jurgen Klopp in charge of the club, Reds promise to be a greater force next season.
Brendan Rodgers was left clueless before getting the sack which eventually turned out to be a good decision for the club. In terms of individual performances Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and James Milner stood out while Divock Origi proved to be the wildcard.
For all the good work Klopp did this season, Liverpool can end their campaign on a high with a Europa League success in about a week’s time from now. With future looking brighter for The Reds, let us take a look at five things we learned from Liverpool’s Premier League 2015/16 season.
Exciting summer awaits for Liverpool
In his brief spell at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp has re-invented Liverpool’s playing style and has installed a new-found belief among The Reds faithfuls. Since the turn of New Year, Liverpool were one of the most prolific teams in England and they promise to be one of the title contenders next season.
With Klopp in charge, Liverpool can look forward to an exciting summer of transfer activities as well. Players will be keen to work with Klopp and given the new TV money kicking in next season, it promises to be a fruitful 2016/17 season for Liverpool.
Magical European nights beckons at Anfield
Liverpool fans witnessed two of the best games at Anfield this season with wins over Borussia Dortmund and Valencia, both of which came in the Europa League.
Anfield are known to play witness to magical European nights and if The Reds get their Champions League berth next season, we will see some of the best players playing at Anfield and that too at the highest level of European Football.
Origi and Ings will enjoy fruitful season under Klopp
To get in to Klopp’s starting XI, a player needs to work hard and be prepared to run his socks off. Perhaps that was the reason why Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge got little game time for Liverpool this season.
However, Divock Origi came through as the biggest surprise before his unfortunate knee injury. The Belgian scored 5 goals in his last five appearance for The Reds and promised to be a key player for Liverpool next season.
Another player who will have a big say in Klopp’s starting XI next season is Danny Ings. The English star is known for his hard work up front and he is an able goal scorer as well. Ings returned from his knee ligament injury and will be a part of Klopp’s pre-season preparations.
For once Liverpool are planning for the future
Even before the season was over, Liverpool managed to secure Joel Matip and Marko Grujic’s signings. Mario Gotze is another big-name player heavily linked with a move to Anfield while Udinese star Piotr Zielinski is also tipped to join Liverpool in coming weeks. Klopp is keen to build a strong squad to challenge on all fronts next season.
Mignolet poised for summer exit
Regardless of his clean sheets, Simon Mignolet is Liverpool’s weakest link in defense. His handling in goal was very poor and it was a huge reason for a lot of goals Liverpool conceded this season.
Klopp is looking to build a strong squad next season and bringing in a new goal keeper will be a priority for him. Mignolet made a mess of his opportunities and it is time for someone else to be Liverpool’s new number one in goal.