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The 2015–16 season was Liverpool's 124th season in existence, and their 54th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It was also the club's 24th consecutive season in the Premier League.[1] Along with the Premier League, the club competed in the FA Cup, Football League Cup and UEFA Europa League.[2] The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. It started with a 1–0 win against Stoke City away and ended with a 1–3 defeat to Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League Final.

Liverpool
2015–16 season
ChairmanTom Werner
ManagerBrendan Rodgers
(until 4 October 2015)
Jürgen Klopp
(from 8 October 2015)
StadiumAnfield
Premier League8th
FA CupFourth round
League CupRunners-up
UEFA Europa LeagueRunners-up
Top goalscorerLeague: Roberto Firmino (10 goals)
All: Daniel Sturridge (13 goals)

Season reviewEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

On 10 July 2015, Jordan Henderson was announced as the new captain of Liverpool following the departure of Steven Gerrard.[3] The next day, Liverpool travelled to Asia for four pre-season matches with a 30-man squad.[4] They played their first match of the pre-season on 14 July against Thai Premier League XI and won the match comfortably with the score of 4–0 in which Lazar Marković, Mamadou Sakho, Adam Lallana and Divock Origi scored a goal each.[5] On 17 July, Adam Lallana and James Milner scored a goal apiece in a 2–1 win over Brisbane Roar.[6] On 20 July, Liverpool won 2–0 against Adelaide United with goals from James Milner and Danny Ings.[7]

For the fourth game, Liverpool travelled to Malaysia to face Malaysia XI and the match finished a goal apiece with goals from Patrick Wleh and Jordon Ibe.[8] On 1 August, Liverpool played against the Finnish side HJK Helsinki and won the match 2–0 with goals from Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho.[9] Liverpool played their last match of the pre-season against Swindon Town and won the game 2–1 with goals from debutant Christian Benteke and youngster Sheyi Ojo, who scored the winning goal.[10][11]

AugustEdit

On 7 August, James Milner was appointed the vice captain of Liverpool FC.[12] On 9 August 2015, Liverpool won their opening match against Stoke City in the Premier League. Philippe Coutinho scored the winning goal in the 86th minute with a long-range effort which ultimately gave Liverpool a 1–0 win.[13] This victory came at the site of their biggest defeat, when Stoke won 6–1 that May.[14] On 17 August, Liverpool played the second match of the league season at Anfield against AFC Bournemouth in a 1–0 win for Liverpool, in which Christian Benteke scored his first competitive goal for the club.[15] On 24 August, Liverpool played a 0–0 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.[16] On 29 August 2015, Liverpool lost the first match of the season against West Ham United in a 3–0 win for the away side. This was West Ham's first victory at Anfield since 1963.[17]

SeptemberEdit

On 13 September, Liverpool traveled to Manchester to play against Manchester United and suffered a 3–1 defeat in the latest installment of their rivalry.[18] On 17 September, Liverpool began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a 1–1 draw away against Bordeaux.[19] On 21 September, Liverpool played a 1–1 draw with Norwich City at home, with Danny Ings scoring the goal for Liverpool.[20] On 24 September, Liverpool won the third round match of the League Cup via penalties after 1–1 draw in 120 minutes against Carlisle United.[21] Liverpool registered a 3–2 victory over Aston Villa on 27 September with James Milner scoring in the second minute of play and Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace.[22]

OctoberEdit

Liverpool began the first match of the month on 1 October, with yet another 1–1 draw in the Europa league group stage game against Sion, where Adam Lallana scored his second goal in a row in the competition.[23] On 4 October, Liverpool played their 225th Merseyside Derby against Everton with the game ending again in a 1–1 draw, Liverpool's goal coming from Danny Ings. This was the fifth time in Liverpool's previous six games that they had taken a 1–0 lead only to have the game end in a 1–1 draw; they had just one win in their previous nine games.[24]

Just one hour after the game, manager Brendan Rodgers was sacked following the result which left Liverpool in tenth place after eight games.[25][26] Later, it was known that the decision to sack him had already been made prior to the match against Everton.[27] The following day, Rodgers released a statement through the League Managers Association, stating, "I am, of course incredibly disappointed to be leaving... [but] it has been both an honour and a privilege to manage one of the game's great clubs."[28] On 8 October 2015, former Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager, replacing Rodgers.[29][30] Klopp's debut game was a 0–0 away draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 17 October 2015.[31]

On 22 October, Liverpool settled for a 1–1 score resulting yet another draw, but this time in the Europa League against Rubin Kazan.[32] Liverpool played second consecutive 1–1 draw and third consecutive draw in all competitions on 25 October against Southampton.[33] On 28 October, Liverpool finally ended three consecutive draw spree to win 1–0 against AFC Bournemouth in the fourth round and entered the quarter-finals of the League Cup.[34] Klopp won his first league game against Chelsea on 31 October in a 3–1 win, with a brace from Philippe Coutinho and a goal from Christian Benteke.[35]

NovemberEdit

November began with the Reds' first Europa League win of the season, coming on 5 November in a 1–0 victory over Rubin Kazan, where Jordon Ibe scored his first ever competitive goal for Liverpool.[36] On 8 November, Klopp lost his first game against Crystal Palace in a 2–1 defeat at Anfield.[37] However, the side bounced back after the international break with a 4–1 away win over Manchester City on 22 November, the club's first league win at the Eithad Stadium since 2008.[38] Following this, his side advanced to the knockout stage of the Europa League following a 2–1 win over Bordeaux on 26 November.[39] Liverpool then climbed to sixth in the Premier League table with a 1–0 win over Swansea City thanks to a penalty from James Milner.[40]

DecemberEdit

On 2 December, Liverpool played Southampton away in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. After going 1–0 down in the first minute of play, they produced a remarkable comeback and won 1–6, with a goal from Jordon Ibe, a brace from Daniel Sturridge and a hat-trick from Divock Origi.[41] Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away defeat at the hands of Newcastle United on 6 December.[42] Liverpool played a goalless draw in the last match of the Europa League group stage against Sion on 10 December, eventually finishing top of the group.[43] On 13 December, Liverpool played a 2–2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield, with Origi scoring in the sixth minute of injury time total of eight minutes.[44] On 20 December, Liverpool played against Watford at Vicarage Road and lost 0–3, making it Jürgen Klopp's third loss as Liverpool manager.[45] On Boxing Day, Liverpool played Leicester City and went on to win 1–0 to a Christian Benteke goal in the 63rd minutes of play.[46] On 30 December, Liverpool played their last game of 2015 against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, where the team won by 1–0.[47]

JanuaryEdit

On 2 January, Liverpool lost their first game of 2016 at the Boleyn Ground against West Ham, 2–0, West Ham's first league double against Liverpool in 52 years.[48] On 5 January, Liverpool played Stoke away in the first leg of the semi-finals of the League Cup and won 1–0, with Jordon Ibe scoring.[49] On 8 January, Liverpool played Exeter City in the FA Cup away at St. James Park and drew 2–2, with Jerome Sinclair and Brad Smith scoring.[50] On 13 January, Liverpool played Arsenal at Anfield, the match ending in a 3–3 draw in which Roberto Firmino scored a brace and Joe Allen equalized for Liverpool in the 90th minute.[51] On 17 January, Liverpool lost 1–0 at Anfield to rivals Manchester United, with Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal.[52] On 20 January, Liverpool played Exeter City in the FA Cup third round replay at Anfield, winning 3–0 with goals from Joe Allen, Sheyi Ojo and João Carlos Teixeira.[53] On 23 January, Liverpool played Norwich at Carrow Road and won 5–4, with Adam Lallana scoring a winning goal in stoppage time.[54] On 26 January, Liverpool played the second leg of their League Cup semi-final against Stoke, losing 1–0 on the night but winning the penalty shootout 6–5 and advancing to the final at Wembley Stadium.[55] The win was Liverpool's 11th success in 13 penalty shoot-outs in all competitions.[56] On 30 January, Liverpool played West Ham at home and drew 0–0 in the FA Cup; the two clubs will replay the match on 9 February.[57]

FebruaryEdit

On 2 February, Liverpool traveled to the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City, losing 2–0 through goals by Jamie Vardy.[58] On 6 February, Liverpool played Sunderland at Anfield and were leading 2–0 with goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana, however in the 77th minute, more than 10,000 supporters, led by fan group Spirit of Shankly, staged the first walkout in the club's history in reaction to a proposed increase in ticket prices.[59] Sunderland went on to score two late goals and the match ended in a 2–2 draw.[60] The club and executive Ian Ayre reversed their proposal and issued a formal apology in what was seen as a win for the supporters.[61]

On 9 February, Liverpool travelled to the Boleyn Ground to play West Ham in the FA Cup fourth round replay, losing 2–1; Philippe Coutinho scored a free kick on his comeback from his injury.[62] On 14 February, Liverpool beat Aston Villa 6–0 at Villa Park, with goals scored by Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Touré. It was the first time in the Premier League era that Liverpool scored with six different goalscorers in a single match. Midfielder Kevin Stewart made his Premier League debut as a 66th-minute substitute, replacing Coutinho.[63] On 18 February, Liverpool travelled to the WWK Arena in Augsburg to play FC Augsburg, drawing 0–0 in their first leg Europa League tie. On 25 February, Liverpool played the second leg and won 1–0 with a penalty scored by James Milner in the fifth minute, advancing to the round of 16.[64] On 28 February, Liverpool played the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley against Manchester City, losing 3–1 on penalties after the game finished 1–1 after regular and extra time. Philippe Coutinho had scored the game's equalizer in the 83rd minute to send the match to extra time and ultimately penalties. A win would have been Liverpool's ninth League Cup, having last won it in 2012.[65]

MarchEdit

On 2 March, Liverpool hosted Manchester City just three days after they lost the League Cup final. The match was played at Anfield and was won 3–0 with goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino. On 6 March, Liverpool played Crystal Palace away at Selhurst Park, winning 2–1 with a goal from Roberto Firmino after a mistake by the Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and an injury time penalty from substitute Christian Benteke.[66] On 10 March, Liverpool played Manchester United at Anfield in the Europa League round of 16, winning 2–0 in the first leg with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Firmino.[67] On 17 March, Liverpool traveled to Old Trafford to play United in the tie's second leg and drew 1–1, progressing to next round by prevailing 3–1 on aggregate.[68]

AprilEdit

On 10 April, Liverpool beat Stoke City 4–1 at Anfield, making it the biggest win of the Jürgen Klopp era at home for Liverpool, with Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge netting once each in the first half, and Divock Origi scoring a brace in the second.[69] On 14 April, Liverpool played Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-finals second leg at Anfield after a 1–1 away draw in the first leg on 7 April. The match started horribly for Liverpool with the club trailing 2–0 after nine minutes. Early in the second half, Divock Origi scored to cut down the deficit, but Marco Reus put Borussia Dortmund 3–1 up on 57 minutes. With Liverpool requiring three more goals, Philippe Coutinho curled home from the edge of the area, Mamadou Sakho scored his first goal since December 2013 for the club from a corner on 78 minutes and finally, in the first minute of injury time, Dejan Lovren headed in his first goal of the season off James Milner's cross to send Liverpool through 5–4 on aggregate, with Liverpool winning 4–3 on the night.[70] On 17 April, Liverpool beat AFC Bournemouth 1–2 away at Dean Court. Klopp made ten changes to the team which had defeated Borussia Dortmund 4–3, including giving goalkeeper Danny Ward his debut. Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge netted one goal each before Joshua King scored an exceptional consolation goal in the third minute of second-half stoppage time.[71]

On 20 April, Liverpool defeated Everton 4–0 in the second Merseyside Derby of the season. Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho scored a goal each late in the first half to give Liverpool a half-time lead. In the 50th minute, Ramiro Funes Mori was given a red card following his tackle on Origi which caused Origi's substitution due to an injury sustained as a result of the tackle. Origi's substitute, Daniel Sturridge, and Philippe Coutinho added goals. Liverpool was exceptionally dominant in the game, with 37 shots as opposed to Everton's 3, as well as having 67% of the possession. This win moved Liverpool to seventh.[72] On 23 April, Liverpool welcomed former manager Rafael Benítez to Anfield with his new team, Newcastle, and drew 2–2. Despite leading 2–0 at half-time through goals by Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, the lead was cancelled out by a Papiss Cissé header when goalkeeper Simon Mignolet failed to clear a cross and a Jack Colback's low strike which took a huge deflection. Mamadou Sakho was not available for selection as UEFA was conducting an investigation into a possible doping violation; he was replaced by Kolo Touré.[73] On 28 April, UEFA had announced the suspension of Sakho for a provisional period of 30 days following a positive drug test. On the same day, Liverpool traveled to El Madrigal to play Villarreal, but were downed by a late goal from substitute Adrián in the 92nd minute to lose 1–0.[74]

MayEdit

On May Day, Liverpool traveled to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium with a much-changed squad, enduring a horrid start after conceding two goals in the first half, the first from a André Ayew header and the second from a Jack Cork strike. Christian Benteke nodded in to peg one for the visitors but Ayew's second goal ended all hopes for a comeback; the game ended in a 3–1 loss.[75] On 5 May, Liverpool played Villarreal at Anfield in the Europa League and won 3–0 through an own goal by Bruno Soriano and two goals by Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana. This ensured qualification to the competition's final after an aggregate scoreline of 3–1. On 8 May, Liverpool played Watford and won 2–0 at home, goals coming from Joe Allen after a knock-down by Benteke, as well as a solo effort by substitute Roberto Firmino.[76] On 11 May, Liverpool played Chelsea and drew 1–1, marking Klopp's 50th game in charge and also the last home game of the season. Chelsea opened the scoring through Eden Hazard's marvelous shot on target, but the match was equalized in the dying moments after a Benteke header, capitalizing on an error by goalkeeper Asmir Begović.[77] On 15 May, Liverpool played West Brom away and drew 1–1, marking Liverpool's last game of the Premier League season. Jordan Ibe's strike in the 23rd minute secured a point from the game.

Liverpool ended the season in eighth position and did not qualify for any European competition based on league standings.[78] On 18 May, Liverpool played Sevilla in the Europa League final and lost 1–3 with the lone goal coming from Sturridge in the first half of the game. After the game, Klopp took full responsibility for the loss, saying, "Tonight we couldn't reach the level and it is my job to help the boys use these opportunities. I am responsible for this performance too, so no criticism for my players tonight."[79] Liverpool fans and pundits took to social media to slam Alberto Moreno's performance, and even a request for Klopp to buy a new left back from Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.[80] Former Liverpool greats Michael Owen and Steve McManaman also hit out at left-back Moreno following his calamitous display.

First teamEdit

Last updated on 17 May 2016[81]
Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of Birth (Age)
Goalkeepers
22 Simon Mignolet   GK (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 28)
34 Ádám Bogdán   GK (1987-09-27)27 September 1987 (aged 28)
52 Danny Ward   GK (1993-06-22)22 June 1993 (aged 22)
Defenders
2 Nathaniel Clyne   RB (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 25)
4 Kolo Touré   CB (1981-03-19)19 March 1981 (aged 35)
6 Dejan Lovren   CB (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 (aged 26)
12 Joe Gomez   RB/LB/CB (1997-05-23)23 May 1997 (aged 19)
17 Mamadou Sakho   CB (1990-02-13)13 February 1990 (aged 26)
18 Alberto Moreno   LB (1992-07-05)5 July 1992 (aged 23)
19 Steven Caulker   CB (1991-12-29)29 December 1991 (aged 24)
26 Tiago Ilori   CB (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 23)
37 Martin Škrtel   CB (1984-12-15)15 December 1984 (aged 31)
38 Jon Flanagan   RB (1993-01-01)1 January 1993 (aged 23)
44 Brad Smith   LB (1994-04-09)9 April 1994 (aged 22)
56 Connor Randall   RB (1995-10-21)21 October 1995 (aged 20)
57 Joe Maguire   CB (1996-01-16)16 January 1996 (aged 20)
Midfielders
7 James Milner (vice-captain)   CM/LW/RW (1986-01-04)4 January 1986 (aged 30)
10 Philippe Coutinho   LW/AM (1992-06-12)12 June 1992 (aged 23)
14 Jordan Henderson (captain)   CM (1990-06-17)17 June 1990 (aged 25)
20 Adam Lallana   AM/LW/RW (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 28)
21 Lucas   DM/CM/CB (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 29)
23 Emre Can   CM/DM (1994-01-12)12 January 1994 (aged 22)
24 Joe Allen   AM/CM/LW (1990-03-14)14 March 1990 (aged 26)
32 Cameron Brannagan   CM (1996-05-09)9 May 1996 (aged 20)
33 Jordon Ibe   RW/LW (1995-12-08)8 December 1995 (aged 20)
35 Kevin Stewart   DM/CM (1993-09-07)7 September 1993 (aged 22)
40 Ryan Kent   RW/LW (1996-11-11)11 November 1996 (aged 19)
53 João Carlos Teixeira   AM/LW (1993-01-18)18 January 1993 (aged 23)
54 Sheyi Ojo   RW/LW (1997-06-19)19 June 1997 (aged 18)
64 Sergi Canós   RW/LW (1997-02-02)2 February 1997 (aged 19)
68 Pedro Chirivella   DM/CM (1997-05-27)27 May 1997 (aged 19)
Forwards
9 Christian Benteke   FW (1990-12-03)3 December 1990 (aged 25)
11 Roberto Firmino   FW/AM (1991-10-02)2 October 1991 (aged 24)
15 Daniel Sturridge   FW (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 26)
27 Divock Origi   FW/LW (1995-04-18)18 April 1995 (aged 21)
28 Danny Ings   FW/LW/RW (1992-07-23)23 July 1992 (aged 23)
48 Jerome Sinclair   FW (1996-09-20)20 September 1996 (aged 19)

New contractsEdit

No. Pos Player Date Source
4 CB   Kolo Touré 26 May 2015 [82]
47 RB   Andre Wisdom 26 May 2015 [83]
52 GK   Danny Ward 23 June 2015 [84]
37 CB   Martin Škrtel 10 July 2015 [85]
54 LW   Sheyi Ojo 4 August 2015 [86]
17 CB   Mamadou Sakho 18 September 2015 [87]
32 AM/CM   Cameron Brannagan 26 October 2015 [88]
44 LB/LW   Brad Smith 18 November 2015 [89]
22 GK   Simon Mignolet 18 January 2016 [90]
35 DM/CM   Kevin Stewart 23 February 2016 [91]
68 DM/CM   Pedro Chirivella 9 March 2016 [92]
38 RB/LB   Jon Flanagan 18 March 2016 [93]

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
20 June 2015 CB 12   Joe Gomez   Charlton Athletic £3,500,000 [94]
1 July 2015 RM 7   James Milner   Manchester City Free [95]
1 July 2015 FW 28   Danny Ings   Burnley £6,500,000[A] [96]
1 July 2015 GK 34   Ádám Bogdán   Bolton Wanderers Free [97]
1 July 2015 AM 11   Roberto Firmino   1899 Hoffenheim £21,300,000[B] [98]
1 July 2015 RB 2   Nathaniel Clyne   Southampton £10,000,000[C] [99]
22 July 2015 FW 9   Christian Benteke   Aston Villa £32,500,000 [100]
6 January 2016 MF   Marko Grujić   Red Star Belgrade £5,100,000 [101]
Total £78,900,000
  1. ^ The fee may eventually rise to £8 million subject to player's performances and a 20 per cent sell-on clause.
  2. ^ The fee may eventually rise to £28.4 million subject to player's performances.
  3. ^ The fee may eventually rise to £12.5 million subject to player's performances.

Transfers outEdit

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 GK 1   Brad Jones   Bradford City Released [102]
1 July 2015 RB 2   Glen Johnson   Stoke City Released [102]
1 July 2015 CM 8   Steven Gerrard   LA Galaxy Released [103]
1 July 2015 CB 16   Sebastián Coates   Sunderland £4,000,000 [104]
1 July 2015 FW   Iago Aspas   Celta Vigo £5,000,000 [105][106]
8 July 2015 RB 19   Javier Manquillo   Atlético Madrid Loan Cancelled [107][108]
14 July 2015 RW 31   Raheem Sterling   Manchester City £44,000,000[A] [109]
31 July 2015 ST 9   Rickie Lambert   West Bromwich Albion £3,000,000 [110]
31 August 2015 ST 29   Fabio Borini   Sunderland £8,000,000[B] [111]
Total £59,200,000
  1. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £49,000,000.
  2. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £10,000,000.

Loans inEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
12 January 2016 End of season CB 19   Steven Caulker   Queens Park Rangers None [112]
Total £0

Loans outEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
26 June 2015 11 January 2016 GK 52   Danny Ward   Aberdeen None [113][114]
6 July 2015 End of Season AM   Luis Alberto   Deportivo La Coruña None [115]
10 July 2015 End of Season[A] CB 51   Lloyd Jones   Blackpool None [116][117]
10 July 2015 End of Season CM 49   Jordan Williams   Swindon Town None [118]
11 July 2015 8 January 2016 RB 35   Kevin Stewart   Swindon Town None [119]
29 July 2015 End of Season CB 47   Andre Wisdom   Norwich City £1,250,000 [120]
4 August 2015 7 January 2016 LW 54   Sheyi Ojo   Wolverhampton Wanderers None [121]
27 August 2015 End of Season CF 45   Mario Balotelli   Milan None [122]
29 August 2015 January 2016 RB 43   Ryan McLaughlin   Aberdeen None [123]
30 August 2015 End of Season RW 50   Lazar Marković   Fenerbahçe Undisclosed [124]
31 August 2015 End of Season CF 36   Samed Yeşil   Luzern None [125]
1 September 2015 7 January 2016 CB 26   Tiago Ilori   Aston Villa £1,000,000 [126]
6 January 2016 End of Season MF -   Marko Grujić   Red Star Belgrade None [127]
23 January 2016 22 February 2016 GK 39   Ryan Fulton   Portsmouth None [128]
Total £2,250,000
  1. ^ Jones' Blackpool loan was extended on 4 August 2015.

Transfer summaryEdit

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 8th 9 August 2015 15 May 2016
FA Cup Third round Fourth round 8 January 2016 9 February 2016
League Cup Third round Runners-up 23 September 2015 28 February 2016
UEFA Europa League Group stage Runners-up 17 September 2015 18 May 2016

Last updated: 18 May 2016
Source: Competitions

OverviewEdit

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 16 12 10 63 50 +13 042.11
FA Cup 4 1 2 1 6 4 +2 025.00
League Cup 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 050.00
Europa League 15 6 7 2 19 13 +6 040.00
Total 63 26 23 14 98 71 +27 041.27

Last updated: 18 May 2016
Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 59 41 +18 63 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
7 West Ham United 38 16 14 8 65 51 +14 62 Qualification for the Europa League third qualifying round[b]
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 63 50 +13 60
9 Stoke City 38 14 9 15 41 55 −14 51
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 59 53 +6 50
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).[129]
Notes:
  1. ^ Manchester United qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2015–16 FA Cup. As they had also qualified by their virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Southampton.
  2. ^ Manchester City qualified for the Europa League third qualifying round by winning the 2015–16 Football League Cup. However, since they already qualified for European competition based on their league position, the spot awarded to the League Cup winners was passed to the next best-placed team (seventh-placed West Ham United).

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 16 12 10 63 50  +13 60 8 8 3 33 22  +11 8 4 7 30 28  +2

Last updated: 15 May 2016.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAAHHAHHAHHA
ResultWWDLLDWDDDWLWWLDLWWLDLWLDWWWLDWWWDLWDD
Position433691371010971096899878997898879988778888
Updated to match(es) played on 15 May 2016. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[130]

FA CupEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

League CupEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

UEFA Europa LeagueEdit

Group StageEdit

On 28 August 2015, the draw for the group stage was made in Monaco. Liverpool were drawn with Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and Sion.[131]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification LIV SIO RUB BOR
1   Liverpool 6 2 4 0 6 4 +2 10 Advance to knockout phase 1–1 1–1 2–1
2   Sion 6 2 3 1 5 5 0 9 0–0 2–1 1–1
3   Rubin Kazan 6 1 3 2 6 6 0 6 0–1 2–0 0–0
4   Bordeaux 6 0 4 2 5 7 −2 4 1–1 0–1 2–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

  Win   Draw   Loss

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 32Edit

Round of 16Edit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

FinalEdit

Squad statisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with no appearances not included in the list.
As of match played 18 May 2016
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Apps Apps Apps Apps
2 DF   Nathaniel Clyne 33 1 4 14 52
4 DF   Kolo Touré 9 (5) 0 3 (1) 8 20 (6)
6 DF   Dejan Lovren 22 (2) 1 4 10 38 (2)
7 MF   James Milner 28 0 (1) 3 (1) 12 44 (2)
9 FW   Christian Benteke 14 (15) 4 0 (2) 2 (5) 20 (22)
10 MF   Philippe Coutinho 24 (2) 1 1 (1) 12 (2) 38 (5)
11 FW   Roberto Firmino 24 (7) 0 4 12 (2) 40 (9)
12 DF   Joe Gomez 5 0 0 2 7
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 15 (2) 0 2 (1) 6 23 (3)
15 FW   Daniel Sturridge 11 (3) 0 (1) 2 6 (2) 19 (6)
17 DF   Mamadou Sakho 21 (1) 0 2 8 (2) 31 (3)
18 DF   Alberto Moreno 28 (4) 0 5 11 (2) 44 (6)
19 DF   Steven Caulker 0 (3) 1 0 0 1 (3)
20 MF   Adam Lallana 23 (7) 0 4 (2) 11 (2) 38 (11)
21 MF   Lucas 21 (6) 1 4 (1) 3 (4) 29 (11)
22 GK   Simon Mignolet 34 3 3 15 55
23 MF   Emre Can 28 (2) 0 5 13 (1) 46 (3)
24 MF   Joe Allen 8 (11) 2 4 (1) 5 (6) 19 (18)
26 DF   Tiago Ilori 0 3 0 0 3
27 FW   Divock Origi 7 (9) 0 (1) 2 (2) 6 (6) 15 (18)
28 FW   Danny Ings 3 (3) 0 1 1 (1) 5 (4)
32 MF   Cameron Brannagan 1 (2) 3 1 0 (2) 4 (4)
33 MF   Jordon Ibe 12 (15) 3 1 (4) 4 (2) 20 (21)
34 GK   Ádám Bogdán 2 1 3 0 6
35 MF   Kevin Stewart 6 (1) 4 0 0 10 (1)
37 DF   Martin Škrtel 21 (1) 0 2 (1) 1 (1) 24 (3)
38 DF   Jon Flanagan 5 1 (1) 1 0 7 (1)
40 MF   Ryan Kent 0 1 0 0 1
44 DF   Brad Smith 3 (1) 4 0 (1) 1 8 (2)
46 MF   Jordan Rossiter 0 (1) 0 0 2 (1) 2 (2)
48 FW   Jerome Sinclair 0 1 (1) 0 0 1 (1)
52 GK   Danny Ward 2 0 0 0 2
53 MF   João Carlos Teixeira 0 (1) 4 1 0 (1) 5 (2)
54 MF   Sheyi Ojo 5 (3) 0 (3) 0 0 5 (6)
56 DF   Connor Randall 2 (1) 2 2 0 6 (1)
57 DF   Joe Maguire 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 (1)
64 MF   Sergi Canós 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1)
68 MF   Pedro Chirivella 1 1 (2) 0 0 (1) 2 (3)
Players who are on loan/left Liverpool that have appeared this season:
3 DF   José Enrique 0 2 (1) 0 0 2 (1)

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches.

As of match played 18 May 2016
Rank Pos. No. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
1 FW 15   Daniel Sturridge 8 0 2 3 13
2 MF 10   Philippe Coutinho 8 1 1 2 12
3 FW 11   Roberto Firmino 10 0 0 1 11
4 FW 9   Christian Benteke 9 0 0 1 10
FW 27   Divock Origi 5 0 3 2 10
6 MF 7   James Milner 5 0 0 2 7
MF 20   Adam Lallana 4 0 0 3 7
8 MF 33   Jordon Ibe 1 0 2 1 4
9 MF 24   Joe Allen 2 1 0 0 3
FW 28   Danny Ings 2 0 1 0 3
11 DF 2   Nathaniel Clyne 1 0 1 0 2
MF 14   Jordan Henderson 2 0 0 0 2
DF 17   Mamadou Sakho 1 0 0 1 2
MF 23   Emre Can 1 0 0 1 2
15 DF 4   Kolo Touré 1 0 0 0 1
DF 6   Dejan Lovren 0 0 0 1 1
DF 18   Alberto Moreno 1 0 0 0 1
DF 37   Martin Škrtel 1 0 0 0 1
DF 44   Brad Smith 0 1 0 0 1
FW 48   Jerome Sinclair 0 1 0 0 1
MF 53   João Carlos Teixeira 0 1 0 0 1
MF 54   Sheyi Ojo 0 1 0 0 1
Own Goal 1 0 0 1 2
TOTALS 63 6 10 19 98

CaptainsEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total appearances as captain are equal. Only includes players who started games as captain.

As of match played 18 May 2016
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Apps Apps Apps Apps
7 MF   James Milner 16 0 1 7 24
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 15 0 2 6 23
21 MF   Lucas 5 1 2 0 8
4 DF   Kolo Touré 0 0 1 1 2
3 DF   José Enrique 0 1 0 0 1
9 FW   Christian Benteke 0 1 0 0 1
17 DF   Mamadou Sakho 0 0 0 1 1
24 MF   Joe Allen 0 1 0 0 1
37 DF   Martin Škrtel 1 0 0 0 1
38 DF   Jon Flanagan 1 0 0 0 1

Clean sheetsEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total clean sheets are equal.

Correct as of matches played on 18 May 2016
No. Nat. Player Matches Played Clean Sheet % Premier League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Europa League TOTAL
22   Simon Mignolet 55 36.36% 11 2 1 6 20
34   Ádám Bogdán 6 16.67% 0 0 1 0 1
52   Danny Ward 2 0% 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 63 33.33% 11 2 2 6 21

SummaryEdit

As of 18 May 2016
Games played 63 (38 Premier League)
Games won 27 (16 Premier League)
Games drawn 21 (12 Premier League)
Games lost 15 (10 Premier League)
Goals scored 98 (63 Premier League)
Goals conceded 71 (50 Premier League)
Goal difference +27 (+13 Premier League)
Clean sheets 21 (11 Premier League)
Most Yellow cards 12   Emre Can
Red cards 1   Philippe Coutinho,   James Milner,
  Brad Smith
Most appearances 55   Simon Mignolet
Top scorer 13   Daniel Sturridge
Winning Percentage Overall: 27/63 (42.85%)

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of match played 18 May 2016
No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup League Cup UEFA Europa League Total
                   
23 MF   Emre Can 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
2 DF   Nathaniel Clyne 6 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 11 0
7 MF   James Milner 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1
21 MF   Lucas 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
6 DF   Dejan Lovren 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 6 0
18 DF   Alberto Moreno 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6 0
37 DF   Martin Škrtel 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
10 MF   Philippe Coutinho 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 1
20 MF   Adam Lallana 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
9 FW   Christian Benteke 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
11 FW   Roberto Firmino 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
12 DF   Joe Gomez 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
22 GK   Simon Mignolet 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
24 MF   Joe Allen 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
4 DF   Kolo Touré 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
17 DF   Mamadou Sakho 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
27 FW   Divock Origi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
35 MF   Kevin Stewart 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
38 DF   Jon Flanagan 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
44 DF   Brad Smith 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
28 FW   Danny Ings 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 MF   Jordon Ibe 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
56 DF   Connor Randall 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 58 3 2 0 7 0 22 0 89 3

AwardsEdit

Players' AwardsEdit

2016 Liverpool FC Players’ Awards, held at the Exhibition Centre on 12 May 2016.[132]

  • Liverpool Players Player of the Year Award: Philippe Coutinho
  • Liverpool Supporters Player of the Year Award: Philippe Coutinho
  • Liverpool Supporters Young Player of the Year Award: Emre Can
  • Goal of the Season Award: Philippe Coutinho (v Manchester United, 17 March 2016)
  • Performance of the Year: Philippe Coutinho (v Manchester City, 21 November 2015)
  • Academy’s Players’ Player of the Year: Brad Smith
  • Liverpool Ladies FC Players’ Player of the Season: Martha Harris
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Heighway
  • Bill Shankly Community Award: Marie Rooney from Anfield Sports and Community Centre
  • Supporters’ Club of the Year: Gauteng, South Africa
  • Staff Recognition Award: Terry Forsyth

Liverpool Standard Chartered Player of the Month awardEdit

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

Month Player Votes
August   Philippe Coutinho [133]
September   Danny Ings [134]
October   Mamadou Sakho [135]
November   Philippe Coutinho [136]
December   Dejan Lovren [137]
January   Roberto Firmino 62%[138]
February   Lucas Leiva 34%[139]
March   Philippe Coutinho 37%[140][141]
April   Divock Origi 43%[142]

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