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The 2014–15 season was Liverpool's 123rd season in existence, and their 53rd consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It was also the club's 23rd consecutive season in the Premier League. Along with the Premier League, the club also competed in the FA Cup, League Cup, and the UEFA Champions League, where they returned for the first time since the 2009–10 season.

Liverpool
2014–15 season
ChairmanTom Werner
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
StadiumAnfield
Premier League6th
FA CupSemi-finals
League CupSemi-finals
UEFA Champions LeagueGroup stage (3rd)
UEFA Europa LeagueRound of 32
Top goalscorerLeague:
Steven Gerrard (9)

All:
Steven Gerrard (13)
Highest home attendance44,736 (vs. Southampton, 17 August)
Lowest home attendance44,405 (vs. Manchester United, 22 March)
Average home league attendance44,736

Contents

Season reviewEdit

Hopes were high at Liverpool, after a miraculous title run the previous season had seen them finish runners-up to eventual champions Manchester City. Following the sale of star striker Luis Suarez in the summer, the club spent £117m on 10 new arrivals to Anfield. Expectations were high as the new season started.

However, it did not take time for things to slowly unravel. Liverpool only accumulated 26 points from a possible 57, equalling their worst league start for 50 years - ending the calendar year in 8th. They also bowed out of the Champions League at the first hurdle, finishing 3rd in their group.

Despite this awful spell, the Reds eventually recovered after the new year, and embarked on a 12-match unbeaten run, lifting hopes of Champions League qualification. But Liverpool then suffered another poor run, which saw them win just twice in their last eight games. This killed off their hopes of Champions League qualification for the following season; although they did seal Europa League qualification for 2015-2016 courtesy of Arsenal's 4-0 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup Final.

The Reds bowed out of the FA Cup to Aston Villa and the Capital One Cup to Chelsea, both in the semi-finals respectively.

This would also be captain Steven Gerrard's final season at the club due to his contract expiring, ending his 17-year spell with the club.[1] Raheem Sterling was also sold to Manchester City for £50m in May.

First teamEdit

Last updated on 21 April 2015
Squad no. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (age)
Goalkeepers
1 Brad Jones   GK (1982-03-19)19 March 1982 (aged 33)
22 Simon Mignolet   GK (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 27)
52 Danny Ward   GK (1993-06-22)22 June 1993 (aged 21)
Defenders
2 Glen Johnson   RB/LB (1984-08-23)23 August 1984 (aged 30)
3 José Enrique   LB (1986-01-23)23 January 1986 (aged 29)
4 Kolo Touré   CB (1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 34)
6 Dejan Lovren   CB (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 (aged 25)
17 Mamadou Sakho   CB (1990-02-13)13 February 1990 (aged 25)
18 Alberto Moreno   LB (1992-07-05)5 July 1992 (aged 22)
19 Javier Manquillo   RB (1994-05-05)5 May 1994 (aged 21)
37 Martin Škrtel   CB (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 (aged 30)
38 Jon Flanagan   RB/LB (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 (aged 22)
Midfielders
8 Steven Gerrard (c)   DM/CM/AM (1980-05-30)30 May 1980 (aged 35)
10 Philippe Coutinho   AM/LW/RW (1992-06-12)12 June 1992 (aged 22)
14 Jordan Henderson (vc)[2]   CM (1990-06-17)17 June 1990 (aged 24)
20 Adam Lallana   AM/LW (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 27)
21 Lucas   DM/CM (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 28)
23 Emre Can   DM/CM/CB (1994-01-12)12 January 1994 (aged 21)
24 Joe Allen   DM/CM (1990-03-14)14 March 1990 (aged 25)
31 Raheem Sterling   LW/RW/AM (1994-12-08)8 December 1994 (aged 20)
32 Cameron Brannagan   AM (1996-05-09)9 May 1996 (aged 19)
33 Jordon Ibe   LW/RW (1995-12-08)8 December 1995 (aged 19)
46 Jordan Rossiter   DM/CM (1997-03-24)24 March 1997 (aged 18)
50 Lazar Marković   LW/RW/AM (1994-03-02)2 March 1994 (aged 21)
Forwards
9 Rickie Lambert   FW (1982-02-16)16 February 1982 (aged 33)
15 Daniel Sturridge   FW (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 25)
29 Fabio Borini   FW (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 24)
45 Mario Balotelli   FW (1990-08-12)12 August 1990 (aged 24)
48 Jerome Sinclair   FW (1996-09-20)20 September 1996 (aged 18)

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref
1 July 2014 FW 9   Rickie Lambert   Southampton £4,000,000 [3]
1 July 2014 MF 20   Adam Lallana   Southampton £25,000,000 [4]
3 July 2014 MF 23   Emre Can   Bayer Leverkusen £10,000,000 [5]
15 July 2014 MF 50   Lazar Marković   Benfica £20,000,000 [6]
27 July 2014 DF 6   Dejan Lovren   Southampton £20,000,000 [7]
29 July 2014 FW   Divock Origi   Lille £10,000,000 [8]
16 August 2014 DF 18   Alberto Moreno   Sevilla £12,000,000 [9]
25 August 2014 FW 45   Mario Balotelli   Milan £16,000,000 [10]
Total transfer spending £117,000,000

Loans inEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player From club Ref
6 August 2014 31 May 2016 DF 19   Javier Manquillo   Atlético Madrid [11]

Transfers outEdit

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
11 July 2014 FW 7   Luis Suárez   Barcelona £65,000,000 [12]
6 August 2014 MF 35   Conor Coady   Huddersfield Town £500,000 [13]
8 August 2014 GK 25   Pepe Reina   Bayern Munich £2,000,000 [14]
14 August 2014 DF 34   Martin Kelly   Crystal Palace £1,500,000 [15]
28 August 2014 DF 49   Jack Robinson   Queens Park Rangers £1,000,000 [16]
30 August 2014 DF 5   Daniel Agger   Brøndby £3,000,000 [17]
12 January 2015 MF 11   Oussama Assaidi   Al Ahli Club £4,700,000 [18]
17 January 2015 MF 30   Suso   Milan £1,000,000 [19]
Total Transfer Sales £78,700,000

Loans outEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player To club Ref.
26 June 2014 30 June 2015 MF   Luis Alberto   Málaga [20]
21 July 2014 30 June 2015 FW   Iago Aspas   Sevilla [21]
22 July 2014 30 June 2015 DF 47   Andre Wisdom   West Bromwich Albion [22]
29 July 2014 30 June 2015 FW   Divock Origi   Lille [8]
7 August 2014 20 October 2014 DF 44   Brad Smith   Swindon Town [23][24]
15 August 2014 15 April 2015 MF 53   João Carlos Teixeira   Brighton and Hove Albion [25][26]
18 August 2014 30 June 2015 DF 26   Tiago Ilori   Bordeaux [27]
29 August 2014 15 January 2015 MF 33   Jordon Ibe   Derby County [28][29]
1 September 2014 30 June 2015 DF 16   Sebastián Coates   Sunderland [30]
1 September 2014 11 January 2015 MF 11   Oussama Assaidi   Stoke City [31][32]
2 February 2015 30 June 2015 MF 54   Sheyi Ojo   Wigan Athletic [33]
16 March 2015 30 June 2015 FW 48   Jerome Sinclair   Wigan Athletic [34]
20 March 2015 19 April 2015 GK 52   Danny Ward   Morecambe [35]
26 March 2015 30 June 2015 MF   Jordan Lussey   Bolton Wanderers [36]
26 March 2015 25 April 2015 MF 41   Jack Dunn   Burton Albion [37]
26 March 2015 25 April 2015 DF   Kevin Stewart   Burton Albion [37]
26 March 2015 30 June 2015 MF 49   Jordan Williams   Notts County [38]

Transfer summaryEdit

Reserves team and Academy teamEdit

For more information on Liverpool's Reserve squad and The Academy see Liverpool F.C. Reserves and Academy

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

International Champions CupEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 6th 17 August 2014 24 May 2015
FA Cup Third round Semi-finals 5 January 2015 19 April 2015
League Cup Third round Semi-finals 23 September 2014 27 January 2015
UEFA Champions League Group stage Group stage 16 September 2014 9 December 2014
UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Round of 32 19 February 2015 26 February 2015

Last updated: 24 May 2015
Source: Competitions

OverviewEdit

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 18 8 12 52 48 +4 047.37
FA Cup 7 4 2 1 8 5 +3 057.14
League Cup 5 2 2 1 8 6 +2 040.00
Champions League 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 016.67
Europa League 2 1 0 1 1 1 +0 050.00
Total 58 26 14 18 74 69 +5 044.83

Last updated: 24 May 2015
Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
4 Manchester United 38 20 10 8 62 37 +25 70 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 19 7 12 58 53 +5 64 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Liverpool 38 18 8 12 52 48 +4 62
7 Southampton 38 18 6 14 54 33 +21 60 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[a]
8 Swansea City 38 16 8 14 46 49 −3 56
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[39]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Since winners of the 2014–15 FA Cup, Arsenal, and winners of the 2014–15 Football League Cup, Chelsea, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the spot awarded to the FA Cup winners (Europa League group stage) is passed to the sixth-placed team, Liverpool, and the spot awarded to the League Cup winners (Europa League third qualifying round) is passed to the seventh-placed team, Southampton, since those teams were the first teams in the table not already qualified for any European competition.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 18 8 12 52 48  +4 62 10 5 4 30 20  +10 8 3 8 22 28  −6

Last updated: 24 May 2015.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHA
ResultWLWLLDWWDLLLWWDLDWWDWWWDWWWWWLLWDLWDLL
Position29581012657781211891010988887776555555555556
Updated to match(es) played on 24 May 2015. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss   Upcoming fixture

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RM BSL LIV LUD
1   Real Madrid 6 6 0 0 16 2 +14 18 Advance to knockout phase 5–1 1–0 4–0
2   Basel 6 2 1 3 7 8 −1 7 0–1 1–0 4–0
3   Liverpool 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4 5 Transfer to Europa League 0–3 1–1 2–1
4   Ludogorets Razgrad 6 1 1 4 5 14 −9 4 1–2 1–0 2–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

UEFA Europa LeagueEdit

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 32Edit

Squad statisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with no appearances not included in the list.
As of match played 24 May 2015[40]
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe[a] Total
Apps Apps Apps Apps Apps
1 GK   Brad Jones 3 0 2 0 5
2 DF   Glen Johnson 15 (4) 3 (1) 1 (1) 2 21 (6)
3 DF   José Enrique 2 (2) 1 (1) 1 1 5 (3)
4 DF   Kolo Touré 6 (5) 0 (3) 3 3 12 (8)
6 DF   Dejan Lovren 22 (4) 3 (1) 2 4 (1) 31 (6)
8 MF   Steven Gerrard 25 (4) 3 3 4 (1) 35 (5)
9 FW   Rickie Lambert 7 (17) 1 (3) 2 (1) 1 (2) 11 (23)
10 MF   Philippe Coutinho 31 (3) 7 4 4 (1) 46 (4)
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 35 (1) 6 (1) 4 5 51 (2)
15 FW   Daniel Sturridge 7 (5) 3 (1) 0 2 12 (6)
17 DF   Mamadou Sakho 14 (1) 5 3 (1) 2 24 (2)
18 DF   Alberto Moreno 25 (2) 4 2 5 (1) 36 (3)
19 DF   Javier Manquillo 10 2 2 4 (1) 18 (1)
20 MF   Adam Lallana 22 (4) 4 2 (2) 3 (3) 31 (9)
21 MF   Lucas 15 (4) 3 (1) 5 2 (1) 25 (6)
22 GK   Simon Mignolet 35 (1) 7 3 8 52 (1)
23 MF   Emre Can 22 (4) 6 2 (1) 3 (1) 33 (6)
24 MF   Joe Allen 16 (5) 5 0 5 26 (5)
29 FW   Fabio Borini 3 (9) 0 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 5 (12)
31 MF   Raheem Sterling 33 (1) 5 4 5 (2) 47 (3)
33 MF   Jordon Ibe 7 (5) 0 0 2 9 (5)
37 DF   Martin Škrtel 33 5 3 7 48
45 FW   Mario Balotelli 10 (6) 0 (4) 0 (3) 4 (1) 14 (14)
46 MF   Jordan Rossiter 0 0 1 0 1
48 FW   Jerome Sinclair 0 (2) 0 0 0 0 (2)
49 MF   Jordan Williams 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1)
50 MF   Lazar Marković 11 (7) 5 (1) 4 (1) 2 (1) 22 (10)
Players who are on loan/left Liverpool that have appeared this season:
30 MF   Suso 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1)

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches.

As of match played 24 May 2015[40]
Rank Pos. No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe[b] Total
1 MF 8   Steven Gerrard 9 2 0 2 13
2 MF 31   Raheem Sterling 7 1 3 0 11
3 MF 10   Philippe Coutinho 5 3 0 0 8
4 MF 14   Jordan Henderson 6 0 0 1 7
5 MF 20   Adam Lallana 5 1 0 0 6
6 FW 15   Daniel Sturridge 4 1 0 0 5
7 FW 45   Mario Balotelli 1 0 1 2 4
8 FW 9   Rickie Lambert 2 0 0 1 3
MF 50   Lazar Marković 2 0 1 0 3
10 DF 18   Alberto Moreno 2 0 0 0 2
11 DF 2   Glen Johnson 1 0 0 0 1
DF 6   Dejan Lovren 0 0 1 0 1
MF 23   Emre Can 1 0 0 0 1
MF 24   Joe Allen 1 0 0 0 1
FW 29   Fabio Borini 1 0 0 0 1
MF 30   Suso** 0 0 1 0 1
DF 37   Martin Škrtel 1 0 0 0 1
MF 46   Jordan Rossiter 0 0 1 0 1
# Own Goal 4 0 0 0 4
TOTALS 52 8 8 6 74
** Players who no longer play for Liverpool's current season

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of match played 24 May 2015[41]
No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europe[c] Total
                   
8 MF   Steven Gerrard 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 10 1
37 DF   Martin Škrtel 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0
18 DF   Alberto Moreno 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
21 MF   Lucas 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
31 MF   Raheem Sterling 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
45 FW   Mario Balotelli 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 0
23 MF   Emre Can 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 6 1
6 MF   Dejan Lovren 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
10 MF   Philippe Coutinho 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
20 MF   Adam Lallana 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
24 MF   Joe Allen 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
29 FW   Fabio Borini 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
19 DF   Javier Manquillo 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2 DF   Glen Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 FW   Rickie Lambert 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 DF   Mamadou Sakho 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
50 MF   Lazar Marković 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
4 DF   Kolo Touré 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 GK   Simon Mignolet 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 66 3 7 0 9 0 11 1 93 4

AwardsEdit

Liverpool Players awardsEdit

The Players' Awards were held on 19 May at the Echo Arena.[42][43]

Liverpool Player of the Month awardEdit

Awarded monthly to the player that was chosen by fans voting on Liverpoolfc.com

Month Player Votes
August   Raheem Sterling 54.8%[44]
September   Jordan Henderson 41.3%[45]
October   Philippe Coutinho 50.7%[46]
November   Kolo Touré [47]
December   Philippe Coutinho [48]
January   Philippe Coutinho [49]
February   Philippe Coutinho 73%[50]
March   Jordan Henderson 34%[51]
April   Philippe Coutinho 58%[52]

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