We take a look at the top 5 moments for Liverpool from the year gone by
Jordan Henderson’s screamer gives Liverpool victory over Chelsea
With Chelsea still finding their feet under Antonio Conte, Liverpool put in one of the performances of the season to grab a well-deserved victory at Stamford Bridge.
Klopp’s Liverpool outmatched Conte’s Chelsea in every department and simply looked stronger, quicker and more inventive in every area of the pitch.
This was a sign to come of how Jurgen Klopp’s side would play for the rest of the season, and many were already starting to look at Liverpool as serious contenders for the title after this performance.
The Reds blew Chelsea away in the first half, with the score already at 0-2 to Liverpool as the teams headed into the tunnel for half-time.
Dejan Lovren put Liverpool ahead after some pathetic defending from Chelsea, but it was Jordan Henderson’s second that would be the eventual winner.
Henderson scored what will probably be one of the goals of the season, with an absolutely brilliant, curling shot that left Thibaut Courtois with no chance.
Henderson was running the game before that and capped it off with a goal that he – and Liverpool fans – will no doubt remember for years to come.
Diego Costa managed to pick up a goal in the second half but the damage was done, and Liverpool’s emphatic defeat of Chelsea had made everyone sit up and take notice.
The entire highlights of that game, including Henderson’s brilliant goal, can be seen below :
Klopp goes “boom” after Liverpool destroy Manchester City
Manchester City’s title hopes at that time suffered a major blow as Liverpool gained some revenge for a League Cup final defeat with a deserved win at Anfield.
Liverpool absolutely dominated Manchester City and the Citizens never looked like they were even in the same game as Jurgen Klopp’s men romped to a 3-0 victory.
Adam Lallana and James Milner were hugely impressive in that victory with Milner even scoring a goal against his former club.
Jurgen Klopp was understandably happy after the game, and his post-match interview is definitely one that Liverpool fans will talk about for a long time.
Klopp seemed at a loss for words initially and simply described the performance with one word – Boom. That word was pretty apt, and it is one that Liverpool fans have been using ever since.
Klopp’s interview can be seen below :
Liverpool blow Arsenal away on the opening day of the season
Going into the season, many Liverpool fans were unsure of how their new signings would perform and were hoping for a top-4 finish at the very least, although most were not expecting a title challenge seeing as Jurgen Klopp had been at the club for less than a year.
Arsenal started the game stronger, with Theo Walcott missing a penalty before putting the Gunners ahead with a fine strike. But the Gunners were in for a huge shock.
Liverpool blew Arsenal away after the Gunners opened the scoring, with Philippe Coutinho picking up a brace with a goal on either side of half time.
Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane also heaped misery on the Gunners, with Mane’s goal in particular standing out. Playing in his debut game for Liverpool, Mane could not have asked for a better start.
Liverpool fans could also not have asked for a better start to the season, and the performance against Arsenal was just a sign of things to come with Liverpool still destroying teams on a regular basis.
Thrashing Everton at Anfield
Things were starting to look good for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp, after they stretched their then-unbeaten run to 17 games after thrashing Everton 4-0.
Jurgen Klopp could not have asked for a better debut Merseyside Derby. Liverpool racked up an astounding 41 attempts to Everton’s 3, encapsulating just how dominant they were.
Origi, Sturridge, Coutinho and Sakho were all on the scoresheet and Everton had to contend with playing with 10 men after Funes Mori was sent off in the 50th minute.
Many had now comfortably forgotten the drab displays during the Brendan Rodgers era, and to put the icing on the cake, Roberto Martinez was sacked soon after the defeat.
Liverpool fans were in wonderland and most had fully bought into Klopp’s style. This was a great way to close out the season with both teams having one to forget, and Liverpool fans had bragging rights until the next time they met.
The magical come-back against Borussia Dortmund
In what was one of the most dramatic comebacks Anfield has ever seen, Liverpool twice overcame a 2-goal deficit to knock Borussia Dortmund out of the Europa League.
Things got off to an emotional start as Anfield commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 supporters died.
Jurgen Klopp was facing his former side and this only added to the drama at Anfield. Having drawn 1-1 at Dortmund, Liverpool had only to win the game in order to progress.
Things went awry, however, when Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Dortmund 2 goals ahead. Origi handed Liverpool a lifeline before Reus added to their misery.
Klopp’s men then shifted gears and mounted an incredible comeback, with Philippe Coutinho and Mamadou Sakho each scoring and levelling the scores with Dortmund.
In what seemed like something out of a movie, Dejan Lovren then scored a dramatic winner in injury time, leaping and stretching at the far post before heading home.
Liverpool held on to secure a memorable victory and knock Dortmund out of the tournament, in what will go down as one of the best comebacks in European football history.