Season Preview 2022-23: Liverpool – Is The Quadruple On For Klopp’s Reds Again This Season?

Season Preview 2022-23: Liverpool – Is The Quadruple On For Klopp’s Reds Again This Season?

Last Season Review

Liverpool had one of their most memorable campaigns last season, but it ended in disappointment. Despite scraping into the top four in the previous season, Liverpool competed for all trophies and became the first team in the history of English football to get this close to winning the unprecedented quadruple.

They lost in the Champions League final to Real Madrid despite being the clear favourites going into the game. Liverpool did not play poorly in the final, but everything they threw at the Real Madrid goal was kept out by Courtois.

However, Liverpool did win two major trophies last season, with both being the domestic cup competitions. On both occasions, the Reds beat Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on penalties.

Surprisingly, Liverpool did not score a single goal in their three finals combined, as Salah’s form after returning from the AFCON was poor. He was unplayable in the first half of the season but was quiet in the second half, and Mane was Liverpool’s best attacker along with the exciting January arrival, Luis Diaz.

Last season in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s men displayed a great sense of togetherness and belief as they didn’t give up on the title race when everyone thought it was over.

On 2nd January 2022, Liverpool gave away a two-goal lead against Chelsea and dropped two points. At that point, Liverpool were around 12-14 points behind City, and after the Chelsea result, the hope of a title race was almost over.

However, Liverpool hit their peak form last season in 2022 and put in a stunning run of results after the turn of the year. With Liverpool’s momentum getting stronger and stronger, they pressured Man City right up to the final day of the season, only to lose the Premier League title by the finest of margins on the final matchday.

Liverpool’s season ended in disappointment, but they did win both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup and missed out on the Premier League & Champions League narrowly.

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Liverpool’s Transfer Window

Liverpool have had a good transfer window, but once again, their fans are not totally happy with the business the club has done. With Sadio Mane leaving, Liverpool have brought in Darwin Nunez to replace him. Nunez is a completely different type of player to Mane. The Uruguayan is a traditional center forward whose style of play is based on goal scoring and playing as a target man up front, while Mane was a more complete and dynamic player.

Liverpool’s front three next season will most likely be Diaz and Salah out wide, with Nunez or Firmino down the middle, depending on the opposition. Diogo Jota also had a good goal-scoring season and could be a massive player for Liverpool in terms of sharing the goal-scoring load.

The other signing that has excited Liverpool fans is Fabio Carvalho from Fulham. The 19-year-old played a massive role in Fulham’s promotion back to the top flight by scoring 10 goals and providing 8 assists in the Championship last season. 

The youngster is a highly skilled and versatile player. The one attribute he brings is what Liverpool have missed for years, i.e. a goal-scoring midfielder. Carvalho can play in the left of a midfield 3, left-wing, and no.10 as well. The world got a glimpse of what he could do when he played an eye-catching role in Liverpool’s third goal against Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Calvin Ramsey also came in from Aberdeen. He has been signed as a backup for Trent Alexander-Arnold, with Liverpool lacking depth in that position, while Joe Gomez is more suited to playing at center back but has fitness issues.

Liverpool’s Predicted 11 For Next Season

Here’s how Liverpool could lineup in the 2022/23 season.


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Expectations For Next Season

Expectations for next season are quite clear for Liverpool fans. After narrowly missing out on the two biggest trophies, they want to win both of them. Also, the last time Liverpool lost the Premier League title by a point in 2019, they went on to run away with the Premier League title the following season.

They still lack a midfielder like Wijnaldum, and with Thiago who is not the most physical player, and Henderson in his thirties, they needed to sign someone in the ilk of Jude Bellingham or Nico Barella that is box to box and is a dynamic midfielder.

Naby Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlian have multiple injury problems and fans are unhappy with the club’s lack of urgency to sign a top midfielder.

As a result, this season could be a big one for Harvey Elliot. The youngster made an excellent start to the Premier League last season before picking up that season-long injury. With Liverpool now playing with a different type of striker, Elliot’s creative skillset could be a major weapon for Klopp.

Overall, the expectations will be to challenge on all fronts and win the Premier League and perhaps reach another Champions League final while also defending their FA Cup and the League Cup titles.

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