Manchester Metropolis’s 2-1 defeat at Chelsea on Thursday noticed Liverpool topped Premier League champions. (More Football News)
It ends a 30-year wait to reign supreme in England’s high flight for the Anfield membership and means Jurgen Klopp’s stars might be rightly celebrated.
Changing into champions with seven matches to spare underlines the dominant nature of a marketing campaign masterminded by their sensible supervisor.
As such, a number of Liverpool gamers are anticipated to be within the operating for the end-of-season awards.
However which of Klopp’s heroes has been an important to the trigger? Right here, our writers select who has been the star flip and state their case.
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TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD – Dom Farrell
The majestic entrance three and the defensive solidity acquired by the astute big-money purchases of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk are the dual pillars of this Liverpool triumph, however Trent Alexander-Arnold provides them their x-factor. Shut down Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino when you can, however then end up terrorised by a lavishly gifted teen who may but redefine what the trendy full-back appears like.
Deadly from each open play and lifeless ball conditions, the 21-year-old has been the Reds’ primary artistic pressure this time period and it is not even significantly shut. Andy Robertson is second to Alexander-Arnold’s 12 assists with eight, whereas the right-back’s 78 possibilities created dwarf the following greatest return – 49 from Salah.
30 – Trent Alexander-Arnold has been instantly concerned in 30 Premier League objectives since his debut in August 2016 (5 objectives & 25 assists), at the very least 5 greater than every other defender in that point. Whip. pic.twitter.com/9Vv82hKeyM
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 24, 2020
VIRGIL VAN DIJK – Ryan Benson
Van Dijk has been the one ever-present for Liverpool this season, beginning each single Premier League match. The Dutchman leads the way in which for clear sheets within the division with 14.
All through the marketing campaign he has been the last word assuring presence on the again, from his distinctive studying of the sport, dominant physicality and high quality technical capacity. Whereas Salah, Mane and Firmino could also be liable for many of the objectives, they might even be considerably worse off with out Van Dijk, whose impression at Anfield continues to amaze.
1 – Virgil van Dijk is the primary defender to obtain the PFA Gamers’ Participant of the Yr award since John Terry did so in 2004-05, when he captained Chelsea to the Premier League title. Rock. #PFAAwards #POTY pic.twitter.com/oCjthb3nSL
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 28, 2019
JORDAN HENDERSON – Rob Lancaster
If Van Dijk is the Rolls Royce on the again and the ahead trio are sports activities automobiles able to going from 0-60mph in a rush, Jordan Henderson is the equal to a five-door household hatchback. Flashy? No. Supremely dependable? Completely.
Beneath Klopp, the Reds’ win share is nearly 13 per cent greater (68.eight per cent in comparison with 56) when Henderson performs. Their solely league defeat to date this season, away to Watford, got here with out the skipper within the line-up.
The midfielder has contributed in assault, offering 5 assists and grabbing three objectives in 2019-20, however that is not his main goal. Henderson is aware of his position and performs it to perfection, serving because the supervisor’s on-field lieutenant as he passes and presses relentlessly to assist break opposition groups down. Having lifted the Champions League final season, now he has captained Liverpool to home glory too.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 30, 2019
SADIO MANE – Joe Wright
It is usually mentioned the mark of champions is to win not simply when enjoying nicely, however when victory appears past you. Generally – if not usually – Liverpool have been up in opposition to it and in want of a saviour. Most of the time, that saviour has been Sadio Mane.
Mane has been Liverpool’s most spectacular attacking participant all season, his all-round sport now honed to a frighteningly excessive degree that has produced 15 objectives and 7 assists. These objectives have been undeniably essential, yielding 18 factors in 2019-20, a tally no person within the Premier League can higher. If ever Liverpool appeared more likely to falter, Mane’s objectives saved them on track.
10 – Sadio Mané’s strike in opposition to Leicester was his 50th for @LFC within the Premier League, making him the 10th totally different participant to achieve that milestone for the membership within the competitors (greater than every other facet). Nifty. #OptaPLRefresher pic.twitter.com/ZinxUuiSZG
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 10, 2020
MOHAMED SALAH – Liam Blackburn
Salah’s prolific debut season following his arrival from Roma – he scored 44 objectives in all competitions in 2017-18 – raised the bar ridiculously excessive. Even within the earlier marketing campaign, nobody scored extra within the Premier League than the Egyptian’s 22 and he’s as soon as once more Liverpool’s main marksman in 2019-20.
His complete of 21 objectives in all competitions sees him common one each 146 minutes, whereas nobody within the Premier League has scored greater than Salah’s seven match-winners.
Nevertheless, Salah is about extra than simply objectives. He has created 49 possibilities and supplied seven assists. Liverpool’s struggles to interrupt down a cussed Everton defence when the 28-year-old remained on the bench all through their first sport after the lockdown solely underlined his significance.
70 – Towards Bournemouth, Mohamed Salah scored his 70th objective in his 100th Premier League sport for Liverpool – solely Alan Shearer (79 with Blackburn) has scored extra in his first 100 video games for a membership within the competitors. Lethal. #OptaPLRefresher pic.twitter.com/4h6Tm0Zwvo
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 17, 2020
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