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[Photos] 25 incredible pictures that define Liverpool’s successful 2018-19 season

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Liverpool opinion: 25 photos that capture some of the best moments from Liverpool’s incredible season

Liverpool ended a spectacular season in spectacular fashion by winning the Champions League for the sixth time. The Reds defeated Tottenham to lift the crown and it erased some of the disappointment of finishing second in the Premier League.

Liverpool collected a record 97 points in the Premier League but Manchester City pipped us by one point at the end of the campaign.

Nevertheless, it was an excellent season under Jurgen Klopp that featured several highs and a very few lows. The first great moment of the season was when we faced Tottenham away from home.

Gini Wijnaldum Liverpool

Spurs had that 4-1 hammering to talk about previously but Georginio Wijnaldum scored an excellent header before Roberto Firmino made the points safe with a late goal.

The tough fixtures kept on coming for Liverpool but we kept our unbeaten run going against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge slammed home an incredible goal in the dying seconds as we tried to keep the pressure on Manchester City.

Our Champions League campaign also started with some drama as Roberto Firmino scored in the final seconds and brought out his ‘no-look’ celebration.

Liverpool Firmino

PSG scored twice at Anfield but we edged it, thanks to the Brazilian.

Manchester City took us on in the Premier League after that and the game was a cagey affair until Virgil van Dijk gave away a penalty.

Riyad Mahrez decided to take the spot-kick but blasted over as the game finished 0-0 and we remained unbeaten.

One of the success stories from this season was Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Englishman provided several assists in the league and even whipped in a free-kick against Watford.

Trent Alexander-Arnold scores for Liverpool

Merseyside madness

The Merseyside derby at Anfield will be remembered for several reasons. Alisson first came up with an incredible point-blank save to deny Andre Gomes in the first half.

The Brazilian was excellent throughout the campaign but the moment of the game belonged to Divock Origi.

The Belgian, who was barely preferred in the season, came on and scored a freak goal in the 96th minute as Jordan Pickford made a mess of a Van Dijk cross/shot.

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Divock Origi scores for Liverpool against Everton

Cue wild celebrations all around and even Jurgen Klopp got into the act as he ran onto the pitch.

The Reds were a well-oiled machine now and our trip to Bournemouth was another tough test.

Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick in the game, and his celebration after the third goal showed his confidence and also told the story of him not being fazed even though the Cherries were kicking him throughout.

Mohamed Salah Virgil van Dijk Liverpool

Champions League drama

The Reds needed to defeat Napoli at home in the final group game, and we got a great start thanks to Mohamed Salah’s excellent effort.

Mohamed Salah scores for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah got the only goal of the game against Napoli

However, Alisson came up big again for us as he denied Napoli a sure goal late on and ensured we made it into the knockout rounds.

Xherdan Shaqiri was another summer signing for the Reds, but he didn’t get a lot of starts in the season.

Xherdan Shaqiri Liverpool

The Swiss did have a huge role to play against Manchester United as he scored two goals in the 3-1 win vs the Red Devils.

Firmino had another huge game against Arsenal later in the season as he scored a hat-trick too. The Brazilian again had a great moment with a no-look goal as the Gunners’ defence was at sixes and sevens.

Bayern come calling

Van Dijk scored the third goal in the 3-1 win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, as we were the better side in the Champions League round of 16.

Liverpool’s tough games kept on coming while Salah was on a bit of a dry spell. The Egyptian didn’t score but he created the winner against Tottenham as they were beaten by an own goal.

The next game was against Southampton where Salah scored and celebrated by taking his shirt off.

The goal came late in the game before Jordan Henderson scored another one and celebrated wildly as we kept the pressure on Manchester City.

Naby Keita also played a key role in the win over the Saints, and he continued his scoring record by finding the back of the net against Porto.

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Naby Keita celebrates against Porto

Salah was bang in form and scored a thunderbolt against Chelsea to ensure the Premier League season was going down to the wire.

Barca put to the sword

Barcelona came to Anfield for the second leg of the Champions League semi-final but were dealt an incredible 4-0 loss by the Reds.

Liverpool were magnificent from the start as braces from Divock Origi and Wijnaldum knocked the Catalans out of the Champions League.

Trent Alexander-Arnold spotted Origi for the winner with some quick thinking, and that has to be one of the best moments from the season.

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Liverpool celebrate after defeating Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final

The players also lined up to celebrate with the Kop as we returned to the Champions League final for a second successive season.

The final

Liverpool played the Champions League final after missing out on the Premier League title.

Salah was playing in the final after leaving the previous one due to a shoulder injury, and he scored within two minutes as Sadio Mane won us a penalty.

Divock Origi made the game safe with a late goal and it was great to see Henderson finally lift a trophy with the Reds.

Liverpool lift Champions League trophy

Jordan Henderson lifts the Champions League trophy

Klopp also won his first trophy with Liverpool after defeats in three finals, and it was an incredible moment for the players and supporters in Madrid.

Jurgen Klop lifts the Champions League trophy

Jurgen Klopp lifts the Champions League trophy

Not to be outdone, we held a massive parade in Liverpool on Sunday where thousands of supporters celebrated the success.

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The Reds wowed us fans for the entire season with a lot of thrills, and the next season cannot come fast enough as we look to continue our development under Klopp.

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Klopp could use personal relationship to bring this 22-year-old Bundesliga ace to Liverpool

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Liverpool scout Schalke star Amine Harit over possible move

Liverpool have sent a scout to watch Schalke midfielder Amine Harit in action, according to Il Corriere dello Sport (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The 22-year-old has five goals and two assists from 11 Bundesliga games this season. Harit is of Moroccan descent and can play in a number of positions.

The Schalke star primarily is a midfielder but has played on the right side this season for David Wagner.

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Amine Harit celebrates after scoring for Schalke (Image credit: Bongarts)

The report claims that Klopp could use his personal relationship with Wagner to try and seal a move for the 22-year-old.

Liverpool in need of a midfielder?

Klopp might have some decisions to make in the summer regarding our midfield options.

James Milner and Adam Lallana are in their 30s while Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson are 29.

Lallana is also a free agent at the end of the season and hasn’t featured much for the Reds in recent seasons.

Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana scores his first goal of the season against Manchester United (Image credit: Getty)

We have three midfielders who are 26 or below with Fabinho starring for us this season. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain seems to be coming back to form while Naby Keita’s injury woes continue.

The Reds also have Marko Grujic out on loan, and the Serbian has done a great job over the past 18 months or so at Hertha Berlin.

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Liverpool didn’t make any major moves in the previous summer, however, we can always do with more young talent joining the side.

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European outfit demand €25m for 21-year-old Liverpool target

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Genk want €25m for Liverpool target Sander Berge

Sander Berge has been recently linked with Liverpool after featuring for Genk in the Champions League (h/t Express).

The 21-year-old Norwegian faced us twice in the Champions League and has also attracted the interest of other clubs.

La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Calciomercato) claims that Napoli have made the 21-year-old their priority signing in the coming months.

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Sander Berge battles Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the ball (Image credit: Getty)

Napoli are facing a bit of a crisis in recent weeks with the players also facing off against club president Aurelio de Laurentiis.

Berge came through the ranks at Vaalerenga and moved to Genk in 2017. The Belgians have slapped a €25million price-tag on his head and the report claims Napoli will make a move in January (h/t Calciomercato).

However, due to Napoli’s asking price, Napoli might shelf their move till the summer (h/t Calciomercato).

Berge is also a regular for the Norway national team, and it will be interesting to see if he is on the move soon.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was seen speaking to the player after the Champions League clash at Anfield too (h/t Express).

Big decisions lie for Berge

Berge has to take the right decision regarding his future with first-team football a requirement too.

Napoli have done well in recent seasons despite making managerial changes in the past.

However, Liverpool have also handed chances to young players under Klopp, and we could do with more talents coming in the future.

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Liverpool have a couple of midfielders over 30 in Adam Lallana and James Milner and need to plan for a future without them.

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Boost for Liverpool as this defender’s knee injury might not be too serious

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Joe Gomez’s England injury isn’t considered serious after knee scan

Joe Gomez’s time with England during this international break was cut short after injuring his knee in an accidental collision.

The Liverpool defender has seen a lot happen over the past week at the Three Lions camp. He was involved in a bust-up with Raheem Sterling which saw a cut appear below his right eye.

Sterling accepted his mistake in the bust-up but there was more to come. The Liverpool defender came off the bench against Montenegro and was booed by some sections of the England fan.

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Joe Gomez in action against Montenegro (Image credit: Getty)

Gomez has had a tough time with Liverpool too as Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are ahead of him in the pecking order.

He did come on for the final few minutes against Manchester City, and we need all our players to be fit for the rest of the season.

Dominic King of the Daily Mail allayed some fears about the extent of Gomez’s injury.

The journalist tweeted about Gareth Southgate’s update regarding the 22-year-old and how it wasn’t serious:

Gomez’s injury troubles

The youngster has had his issues with injuries in the past too. Last season, the centre-back suffered a fracture in the win over Burnley and was out for almost six months.

His initial recovery didn’t go well and the youngster had to go under the knife. Liverpool had several problems in the centre-back spot then and fielded Fabinho in some games.

Joel Matip
Joel Matip has been excellent alongside Virgil van Dijk over the past 18 months (Image credit: Getty)

This season has also been tough on the defenders with Joel Matip suffering a problem too. The Cameroon centre-back hasn’t played for us since the 1-1 draw against Manchester United.

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That leaves us with just Virgil van Dijk and Lovren as the fit centre-backs, and hopefully, Gomez is not out for long.

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