Liverpool 2020/21 season ratings: Mohamed Salah 9, Jurgen Klopp 5, Roberto Firmino 5

A season of struggles for Jurgen Klopp's side before a late rally in the Premier League

Liverpool were top of the table in December before the wheels came off their Premier League defence.

Injuries, particularly to first-choice defensive pairing Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, took their toll and Jurgen Klopp's side really started to struggle.

The 7-2 defeat at Aston Villa in October - the heaviest loss suffered by any reigning Premier League champions - proved to be an omen for what lay ahead.

A horrible run of six defeats at Anfield between January and March - including against relegated Fulham and arch rivals Everton - saw the Reds slip down the table.

A 3-1 drubbing at Real Madrid was the end of their Champions League hopes at the quart-final stage, and a League Cup penalty shootout loss to Arsenal and FA Cup reverse at Manchester United meant a trophyless season.

However, a welcome change in Premier League form saw Liverpool sneak back into the top four, and their place in next season's Champions League was confirmed with a victory over Crystal Palace on the final day of the season.

Above is a picture gallery of the Liverpool squad who played five games or more and their ratings for the 2020/21 season. To move on to the next picture, simply click on the arrows or scroll through on your device.

Published: May 25, 2021 06:53 AM

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