2020 has been an awful year globally but it has been a successful one for Liverpool Football Club. The Reds have broken their decades long duck to win their first league title in 30 years, they’re on course to retain the title too. Despite all the highs there were a few lows, here are our three most disappointing Liverpool moments of 2020:
Atletico Madrid tie
The Reds crashed out of the Champions League in the first knockout round this year.
It was a disaster to go out so early but we can’t blame the Reds, well, at least not all of them.
The home leg saw one of the best Liverpool performances we’d seen all season.
Jürgen Klopp’s side were relentless and were unlucky not to put the tie to bed in normal time.
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In extra time we saw some disastrous keeping from Adrian.
The Spaniard played the ball out to Atletico moments after we’d gone ahead in the tie. The visitors took their chance and took another minutes later.
Had Alisson been playing we’d have won that game.
Virgil van Dijk injury
Since signing for Liverpool, Virgil van Dijk has been a colossus.
He has been a rock at the back, the talisman of our transformation from also rans into a supreme side.
One of his greates traits has been his durability, he just never gets injured. Until he did.
In the Merseyside Derby we saw Jordan Pickford recklessly lunge at the Dutchman’s knees.
A day later we were told Virgil won’t play again this season due a ruptured ACL. It felt like the end of the world.
We waited all summer for Thiago.
The Spaniard arrived as European champion, as one of the best midfielders on the planet.
In his two appearances in Autumn he justified his reputation.
Sadly, the Merseyside Derby claimed the fitness of two Reds stars and Thiago was one of them.
We haven’t seen Thiago since the Merseyside Derby and it has been a bitter disappointment.
We have been robbed of brilliance by a petulant Richarlison.
Fingers crossed he’s back soon, he’s one of the most enjoyable players in the world to watch.