CB – Dejan Lovren – 81 > 82
A season shortened by injury, Lovren still managed to avoid any errors leading to a goal – something he’d been guilty of in the past, and grabbed a solitary goal in his thirteen league appearances. Definitely, a season to build from.
CB – Joel Matip – 81 > 82
A centre half really growing into the Premier League, Matip’s season was not unlike Lovren’s in that it was solid, if unspectacular. Liverpool fans will be hoping he can push on next season.
RB – Trent Alexander-Arnold – 78 > 82
Is there anything Alexander-Arnold can’t do? In twenty-nine league appearances, the youngster grabbed a goal and twelve assists, while also keeping twelve clean sheets. 82 may even be a little on the low side, but time will tell.
CAM – Georginio Wijnaldum – 82 > 82
A return of three goals in thirty-five league games may seem small, but it was Wijnaldum’s energy and work ethic that cemented him as a key part of Liverpool’s squad.
CM – Naby Keita – 83 > 83
All-action midfielder Keita had a slow start in England but soon began to dictate play, harassing defenders and grabbing a couple of goals in twenty-five league appearances. He’ll be hoping for more next year though.
CM – Jordan Henderson – 82 > 84
Liverpool’s captain led them to club football’s biggest prize, and his season was typified by a no-nonsense approach. Liverpool’s midfield engine, Henderson’s season wasn’t without fault (with one red card), but almost fifty-five passes per game ensured he kept the attacks building, while a tackle success rate of 76% isn’t bad either.
CDM – Fabinho – 85 > 86
Liverpool’s metronome may be yet to reach the heights he reached at Monaco, but in twenty-eight league appearances, he proved himself more than capable of turning defence to attack – making one-hundred and twenty recoveries to help his team and almost fifty-eight passes per match.
CM – James Milner – 81 > 83
“Boring Milner” may have a reputation for being a little shy, but he’s a solid grafter. Able to be deployed all over the pitch, he grabbed five goals and four assists in thirty-one appearances. A sending off may have dulled that sparkle a little, but a tackling success rate of 53% suggests everyone would love a Boring Milner in their squad.
RW – Mohamed Salah – 88 > 90
Not a “one-season wonder” after all, Salah’s goalscoring exploits earned him a share of the Golden Boot, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Alongside twenty-two league goals, he contributed eight assists but also made four clearances and blocked thirty-three opposition shots.
ST – Roberto Firmino – 86 > 88
On his day one of the league’s best link-up players, Firmino notched twelve goals and six assists. Like Salah though, his defensive work was just as important – he made an impressive fifteen clearances, showing he’s more than happy to muck in with the defensive side of the game.
LW – Sadio Mane – 86 > 88
What’s better than having one world-class winger? Having two, of course, and Mane was rewarded for an excellent season with a share of the Golden Boot. The forward grabbed twenty-two goals and one assist, making him a lethal finisher but not quite as much of a provider as his colleagues.
- FIFA 19
- Liverpool FC
Source: Read Full Article