Liverpool ended 2nd in the 2018/19 Premier League Season, & being crowned champions of Europe for a 6th time in Madrid. Klopp winning his first major trophy with Liverpool, after defeats in the English League Cup, Europa League Final & the Champions League against Real Madrid. Liverpool just fell one point behind Manchester City to the Premier League title in the 2018/19 season.
Klopp and his men had a wonderful 2018/19 season as they reached 97 points and only conceded 22 goals, with one point behind Manchester City, with only one defeat to their name, by the hands of Manchester City, after a 2-1 loss at the Etihad Stadium in January. Liverpool were so close to their first Premier League title since 1989/90 season. Liverpool suffered draws with Leicester, West Ham, & Manchester United in a space of four weeks and a 0-0 draw away to Everton in March was the last points dropped by Liverpool, as they went on a 9 game winning streak to end off the season with a 2-0 win against Wolves at Anfield, hoping news from the AMEX Stadium was in their favor, but it was not to be, as Manchester City cruised to a 1-4 away win at Brighton, to win the Premier League title.
Manchester City became the first team since Manchester United in the 2008/09 season, to retain the Premier League title, and they became the first team to win all English domestic trophies in a single season, which consist of the Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup (League Cup) & the Community Shield.
Liverpool have now become a top English team that can be called a “Top 6” team which can challenge for the Premier League next season under Klopp, but is the gap too big for Klopp & his men to rival the top 6 to the Premier League title? Klopp has bolstered his team with Fabinho, Shaqiri, Naby Keita & Alisson Becker in the 2018 summer transfer window. The current English transfer window is open and Liverpool has already confirmed Daniel Sturridge & left back Alberto Moreno will be leaving Anfield. So where do Liverpool & Klopp fill the gap that left them trailing Man City to the Premier League title, and challenge on all fronts in the new season?
A new addition to Liverpool’s attack & midfield can send a strong message to the rest of the Premier League Top 6, looking back at the 2018/19 season Liverpool could not always rest players for crucial games, whereas Man City had enough cover in all departments when resting their regular XI. Man City has enough cover to carry them through the season, but does that leave a gap for Liverpool when challenging next season, as they will compete in the Premier League, FA Cup, Community Shield, EFL Cup (league cup), Champions League, Club World Cup and the Super Cup.
Liverpool need to close the gap between them and their rivals, if they want to lift the Premier League title, which the club and fans are desperately, waiting for.