Liverpool’s season will be remembered as one of the most sensational and historic in the history of the club. Narrowly pipped by Manchester City to the Premier league title on the final day of the season, the team lost only one match all season and notched 97 points – by far the highest runner-up tally and higher than than almost every champion in English football history.
Even their one defeat, to City at the Etihad Stadium on January 3, could have been so different to the outcome of the league if John Stones had not cleared Sadio Mane’s shot when it was 11 millimetres from crossing the line.
Both Mane and Mohamed Sala received golden boot awards for each scoring 22 goals while Alisson received the Golden Gloves award for the most clean sheets in a season (21). Their inspirational captain and centre half Virgil Van Dijk was voted the Player of the Season by his fellow PFA professionals.
In the Champions League, the team was involved in an unbelievable comeback against Barcelona to turn around a 3-0 deficit from the first semi-final league and win the home match 4-0 against the best team in Europe. For many fans, it was the greatest ever European night at Anfield.
Now they have a chance of winning the all-English final in Madrid against Spurs on Saturday June 1 but whatever happens, as manager Jurgen Klopp states, ” It’s been an unbelievable season. This team is one of the best to have ever played for Liverpool, 100%. ”
Retelling the story of the season, game by game, is award-winning sports journalist Harry Harris who has had unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to management and players. This will be a book that no true Liverpool fan will not want to own and read again and again.