LIVERPOOL FC- 2019/20 PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!!

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  1. White/Blue_since1860

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  2. SamScouse

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    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...n-player-ratings-for-liverpools-title-winners

    Liverpool secured their first title for 30 years on Thursday night as Manchester City lost 2-1 against Chelsea. They clinched the title with seven games remaining. Here we look at the contributions of the players who made it possible. Marks are for Premier League games only.

    Alisson – 9
    It reflects the Brazilian’s excellence and consistency that he should miss three months of the season through injury – the only reason he doesn’t get a 10 – and still be in contention to retain the Golden Gloves award he won last year. Always makes a telling difference and not only on the back line, as his assist for Mo Salah’s goal against Manchester United in January showed.

    Adrián – 7
    There was genuine anxiety around Anfield when Alisson tore a calf muscle in the opening league game but the late summer replacement for Simon Mignolet exceeded all expectations. Yes there were errors – and no, the ones in the Champions League and FA Cup do not affect this rating – but the stand-in keeper helped build vital and unstoppable momentum in the early months of the campaign.

    Trent Alexander-Arnold – 9
    Continues to improve by the season, just like this team. Has already equalled his own record for the number of Premier League assists by a defender – 12 – and featured in every match that brought the title back to his boyhood club. Has developed into a right-back who can shape a game.

    Joe Gomez – 8
    On the periphery at the start of the season, and made a few lapses before shutdown, but had a noticeable impact when he re-established himself in the heart of defence. Liverpool cruised clear of the pack thanks in part to seven consecutive clean sheets between 7 December and 19 January. Gomez played an integral role in each one.

    Joël Matip – 7
    Started where he left off in the Champions League final with an authoritative start that justified Klopp’s decision to partner him with Virgil van Dijk. Unfortunately, and not for the first time, injury derailed his contribution after he aggravated a knee problem at Old Trafford in October. Started the post-break derby against Everton but got injured again.

    Dejan Lovren – 7
    Often the fall-guy for any hiccup in Liverpool’s season – and they were few and far between – when in truth he delivered a series of solid displays and was instrumental in victories over Leicester and Manchester City early on. Watford was a bad night but, as Klopp rightly stated, that was also the case for 10 other Liverpool players.

    Virgil van Dijk – 10
    The defensive rock is arguably being judged to a different standard since finishing second to Lionel Messi in the 2019 Ballon d’Or but, if there was one player Liverpool could not afford to lose en route to the title, it was the finest centre-half in the game right now. A slight dip in form prompted the entire team to wobble in February but otherwise he was imperious and ever-present.

    Andy Robertson – 9
    The Scotland captain’s game altered slightly this season but his importance remained constant. Offensively the left-back has not been as effective as last term – when he produced 11 Premier League assists compared with eight so far – but his defensive work has improved considerably, prompting opponents to target Liverpool’s right rather than left flank.

    Neco Williams – 5
    The 19-year-old has shown in a handful of appearances that Liverpool have another gifted, homegrown right back in their ranks. As with Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott, his mark would be much higher if based on the domestic cup games in which he has impressed this season. Made his league debut in the restart rout of Crystal Palace and fitted in seamlessly.

    James Milner – 8
    The new two-year contract he was awarded before turning 34 in January was fully justified. It irritates the veteran to be described as versatile or a strong presence in the dressing room because, though both are undoubtedly true, his value remains in being a high quality Premier League player. A nerveless 90th-minute penalty against Leicester in October was one demonstration of that.

    Jordan Henderson – 9
    The captain’s finest season in a Liverpool shirt, with recognition finally arriving for both his importance to the team and leadership of it. Lifting the Champions League trophy in Madrid last year improved the self-confidence and self-awareness of the 29-year-old, explained Klopp, and Liverpool’s midfield reaped the benefit. The team felt his absence on occasion too.

    Fabinho – 8
    Around the time he inspired the emphatic defeat of Manchester City in November the Brazilian was being discussed as Liverpool’s third consecutive Player of the Year winner after Salah and Van Dijk. He was that good. The momentum was lost for two months when he sustained an ankle injury against Napoli and he struggled upon his return, although the restart has brought renewed form.

    Georginio Wijnaldum – 8
    The Netherlands international has made more league appearances for the new champions this season than any other midfielder, illustrating his centrality to Klopp’s system and the level of trust the manager has in him. Capable of more match-defining moments than he produces, but his quality under pressure cannot be faulted. Selfless.

    Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6

    The fit-again midfielder has shown his value as a squad player and shown evidence that his quality and intelligence on the ball has not been diminished by long-term injury. But he requires a sustained run of games to recapture peak form and, amid fierce competition, that has been hard to find.

    Adam Lallana – 6
    This could be the England midfielder’s final season at Anfield and, if so, he will leave with a champions’ medal well-earned. Twelve of Lallana’s 15 league appearances have come from the bench but he made telling contributions, including the late equaliser at Old Trafford and helping Liverpool regain control in the away win at Tottenham.

    Naby Keïta – 6
    Liverpool are still awaiting a consistent return on their £52.75m investment and for Keïta to realise his undoubted ability in a red shirt. The Guinea international has the penetrating runs, passes and goals that other midfielders do not provide but has shown it only in brief bursts. A succession of injuries again interrupted his season.

    Curtis Jones – 5
    The talented academy graduate really made his mark in the FA Cup this season – and his rating would be much higher if that competition and that goal against Everton were taken into consideration – and two brief substitute appearances in the Premier League will have whetted the appetite for what lies ahead.

    Harvey Elliott – 5
    The 17-year-old demonstrated his rich potential in the FA and Carabao Cups but also made two brief Premier League appearances as a substitute against Sheffield United and Crystal Palace. His continued development will be rewarded with a new three-year contract soon.

    Xherdan Shaqiri – 5
    Scored a fine goal in an encouraging first start of the Premier League season, the 5-2 derby demolition of Everton, but barely featured before or after. A succession of muscle injuries have been largely to blame for the Switzerland international’s limited involvement, and he is likely to move on before next season.

    Mohamed Salah – 9
    After a slow-burning start to the season, at least by his standards, the striker was just clicking into gear when lockdown struck. His importance and output was consistent throughout, however. Marked his 100th league appearance with his 70th league goal for the club and became the first Liverpool player since Michael Owen 17 years ago to hit the 20-goal mark in three successive seasons.
    Roberto Firmino – 9
    In contrast to Salah, lockdown gave the Brazilian a necessary opportunity to recharge as the demands of constant football for club and country were beginning to take a toll in the preceding weeks. Previously, and in keeping with his contribution throughout Klopp’s reign, the centre-forward had been the brains of the operation and engineered several crucial victories, particularly on the road.

    Sadio Mané – 10
    The undisputed star of Liverpool’s front line this season and, along with Van Dijk, of a historic campaign. The Senegal striker has improved year-on-year under Klopp and that trajectory has made him one of the smartest and most dangerous forwards in the game. Scored critical goals, won decisive penalties and tormented opposition defences regularly.

    Divock Origi – 7
    A difficult season for last year’s Champions League hero but with mitigating circumstances. The remarkable form and fitness levels of the established front three restricted their back-up to five league starts and, when he did feature, it was often on the left where he is less comfortable. Showed what he can do at centre-forward when tormenting Everton again in December.

    Takumi Minamino – 5
    Far too early to judge the January signing from Salzburg. Showed enough in his two Champions League group appearances against Liverpool to justify the decision to activate a bargain £7.25m release clause. Only fleeting opportunities to recapture that form for Klopp’s team so far.
     
  3. LorneMarvello

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    Compared to the dickhead on the beach because it hit 92 yesterday its nothing
     
  4. newterp

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  5. newterp

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  6. Red Bird

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    That's a cracking clip.
     
  7. kopiteinkc

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    Just so glad to share this moment with all of you!
     
  8. Red Bird

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    You'd expect the congratulations from ex-players and managers and other teams, of course, but
    Liverpool is truly a huge, global club; congratulations from from the presidents of Israel and Namibia, from William Shatner and Samuel L. Jackson, from Wayde Van Niekerk and Katarina Johnson-Thompson to Kyle Edmund and so on ...
     
  9. newterp

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    Must be a hell of a feeling for you (and the other scousers here).
     
  10. Samarkand

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    Proper technique at Anfield today. Right arm out to stop the opposing player coming around before you have control on the ground.
     

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  11. Boundzy

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    This is the first League Championship since I started supporting LFC (~20 years). Feels great! I could get used to this.

    Cheers!
     
  12. bayred

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    Holy sh*t! Sign her up.
     
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  13. White/Blue_since1860

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  14. SamScouse

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    The Premier League have confirmed Liverpool will be awarded the trophy at their final home game of the season against Chelsea, the side that helped them clinch the title, which is provisionally scheduled for July 18.
     
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  15. Red Bird

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    1276564011165900802 is not a valid tweet id
     
  16. EruditeHobo

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    Omg thank you...
     
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  17. bayern is god

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    When the dust settles and it will take a few days/weeks - This is All on Klopp..What a Guy...He spoke from his Soul when he did the first presser with us calling himself the "Normal One" & He again said all the "Right" things yday when he broke down on the Sky coverage...He always likes a Project(Mainz) and has twice erected fallen Giants of the Past in Dortmund & Liverpool to the absolute Pinnacle of Joy..The biggest biggest game changer by far was FSG appointing him before he got snapped up and the Rest as they say is History.We are Lead into games by an Absolute Giant of a Man in stature and Passion and its no rocket science we are where we are cause he's been a really quick learner from the dreary days in 15/16.After losing the UEFA cup Final to Sevilla in Basel he said, "Tonight in Basel can prove to be a turning point in the Wonderful future of Liverpool FC" and his words turned Prophetic cause since then we've been on a constant upward trajectory and its all on the Focus/Verve/Camaraderie/Ethos the German has fostered in our talented TEAM cause his man management is unparalleled in the Modern Game.

    Gini Wijnaldum relegated with Newcastle is a Premier League Winner.

    Andrew Robertson relegated with Hull is a Premier League Winner.

    Mane from not fancied Southampton,Bobby from Hoffenheim,Salah the reject from Stamford bridge are all Premier League Winners(most feared forward line in Europe ATM) and its all on the Gaffer for making them the players they are Today.He improves players constantly and that is the hallmark of a truly wonderful Coach.Only VVD & Allison slotted in seamlessly,the rest have grafted their way to the Top and nurtured to become Klopp's Heavy Metalists/Mentality monsters.

    We owe a lot as a fan base to him and seeing him breakdown last night on Sky got me teary as to how much this dude cares and he'll literally go to War for us - The Supporters,Cause we're Liverpool Football Club.

    Back on our Perch and I already wanna Win the Title next year too,Imagine the Players - Winning is addictive and we are just getting started my Friends.

    In Klopp We Trust.

    YNWA.
     
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  18. CB-West

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  20. CB-West

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    YES - I want to be in a pub when Klopp walks in and buys everyone a drink!

    YNWA!
     
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  21. newterp

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  22. speker

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    Liverpool city council are working with #LFC on plans to mark title victory at end of July. More details in next few weeks. Tony Reeves, council CEO, also says: "As soon as it is safe to do so, we plan to stage a parade to mark this huge moment for the city and its people." -Andy Hunter
     
  23. speker

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  24. Suss

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    #99 Suss, Jun 26, 2020
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    Liverpool have the best players in the world at every position. The most amazing thing about it is that every single one of them became what they are while at Liverpool. At no point did we go out an buy the world’s best. You could argue Alisson or Van Dijk, but even they have gone to completely new levels since joining Liverpool.

    Mane and Salah were pacy wingers who became the world’s best forwards. Firmino was an attacking midfielder who reinvented what it means to be a number 9.

    Fabinho was the 5th or 6th player mentioned from that Monaco team who has become the worlds best defensive midfielder. Henderson was once offered in a swap deal for Clint Dempsey and is now the favorite for PFA player of the year. Gini Wijnaldum was a relegated attacking midfielder who is now one of the most reliable players in Europe.

    Trent was a child who has become a world class player, the best in the world at his position. Robertson was a relegated Hull City player who nobody heard of who is the now the world’s best left back. Virgil was an injury prone Southampton center-back that clearly had huge ability. Now he is perhaps the best defender in the history of the Premier League. Joe Gomez was a young kid who started as a left back at Liverpool and now is one of the best centerbacks in the world.

    This all happened under Jurgen Klopp’s management. Liverpool not only built the best team in the world, but they did it with minimal net spend. What Klopp and Liverpool have built is truly remarkable. Everyone said that it was impossible to compete with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and their spending power. Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Spurs excepted that as fact. Liverpool had other ideas. They did it by being smarter than everyone else and by developing their own players into the very best in the world.
     
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  25. speker

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    Liverpool fans out in numbers again at the Pier Head today. Not a great idea given the pandemic. Now fireworks have apparently started a fire on the Liver Building and police have just given a 'dispersal order' for that area of town. This will be bad press for the club.

    We all want to celebrate but these lads need to use some commonsense and wait until its safe.
     
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