They're winless in the league in 2023 and have a host of players out injured
Liverpool are enduring one of their worst seasons in recent years. The Merseysiders are out of the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup…
...and in the Premier League, they’re having their poorest campaign since 2015/16. Jürgen Klopp’s men are 10th, 10 points off the European places.
A title challenge is out of the question. Having failed to win in the league in 2023, Liverpool are 21 points adrift of leaders Arsenal.
In the final minutes of Liverpool’s 3-0 loss at Wolves on Saturday, the home fans taunted Klopp by chanting, “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”
“We caused our own misery,” the coach said post-match, as he bemoaned a “horrible” start that saw the visitors go 2-0 down inside 12 minutes.
“I was asked if [our poor form] is because of last season - [playing] 63 games. It’s clear that has influenced the first part of the season, but how long do we want to suffer off that?”
Liverpool’s form hasn’t been helped by the loss of so many players to injury. Ex-Barcelona midfielder Arthur underwent surgery in October.
Diogo Jota is sidelined until late February with a muscle injury, and Luis Díaz has a knee-ligament issue that’ll keep him out until mid-March.
Roberto Firmino injured his hamstring in December. He’s progressing well, and could return for the Champions League tie against Real Madrid.
Ibrahima Konaté is the latest player to join the sick bay. He’s also hurt his hamstring, and will be out of action for two to three weeks.
Most significantly, Virgil van Dijk is currently crocked with a thigh injury. The Dutchman is in the final stages of his recovery, though.
On top of the injuries Liverpool have suffered, their signings are struggling. Darwin Núñez has disappointed, and Cody Gakpo is yet to get going.
The Reds have a tough run of fixtures ahead. They face Everton and Newcastle in the league, before hosting Madrid in the Champions League.