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2016–17 Liverpool F.C. season

Liverpool's 125th season in existence, and their 55th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It was also the club's 25th consecutive season in the Premier League.[1] Along with the Premier League, the club also competed in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. The season covered the period from 13 August 2016 to 21 May 2017. The season started with a 4–3 away win against Arsenal and ended with a 3–0 home win against relegated Middlesbrough, which secured the Reds a place in the top four, and qualification to the UEFA Champions League playoff round.

Liverpool
2016–17 season
Liverpool players before Manchester United away, 2017
Liverpool players before Manchester United away, 2017
ChairmanTom Werner
ManagerJürgen Klopp
StadiumAnfield
Premier League4th
FA CupFourth round
League CupSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague:
Philippe Coutinho
Sadio Mané (13)

All:
Philippe Coutinho (14)

Season reviewEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Liverpool began their pre-season on 8 July away at Tranmere Rovers. Danny Ings scored the only goal in a 1–0 win.[2] Five days later, the Reds travelled to the Highbury Stadium to face League One side Fleetwood Town. New signing Marko Grujić scored the opening goal on his debut, followed by a goal apiece by Lucas Leiva and 16-year-old debutant Ben Woodburn before two goals by Roberto Firmino rounded out the 5–0 win.[3] Liverpool won their third successive pre-season match on 17 July, with Ings and Woodburn scoring in a 2–0 win over Wigan Athletic.[4] On 20 July, Liverpool defeated Huddersfield Town 2–0 through goals from Alberto Moreno and Grujić; reserve goalkeeper Shamal George also featured in the last 25 minutes of the match as a striker.[5]

Liverpool began their campaign in the International Champions Cup on 28 July, conceding a 0–1 defeat against Chelsea.[6] On 30 July, Liverpool defeated Milan 2–0 with goals from Divock Origi and Firmino.[7] Liverpool then played the final pre-season match in the United States against Roma, suffering a 2–1 defeat.[8] On 6 August, Liverpool played Barcelona at the Wembley Stadium in the final match of the International Champions Cup and won 4–0, with summer signing Sadio Mané getting on the scoresheet along with Origi and Grujić, and former Liverpool player Javier Mascherano scoring an own goal.[9] Liverpool's pre-season ended the following day with a 4–0 defeat at Mainz 05's Opel Arena.[10]

AugustEdit

Liverpool began the season with a visit to the Emirates Stadium on 14 August to face-off with Arsenal. Arsenal opened the scoring with a Theo Walcott strike in the 31st minute, one minute after the Arsenal striker saw his penalty kick saved by Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, but a free-kick by Philippe Coutinho drew the scoreline level just before the break. The Reds continued the momentum into the second half and were 4–1 up after 63 minutes through strikes from Adam Lallana, Coutinho and Mané. Two quickfire goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers in response caused a nervy end to the match, but the Reds were able to see out the 4–3 victory.[11] Liverpool played their second league match away at Burnley on 20 August. Liverpool dominated possession throughout, but was unable to recover from calamitous defending in the first half and suffered a 2–0 defeat.[12] On 23 August, Liverpool began their quest for the EFL Cup in a match against Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium. A brace from Daniel Sturridge, an own goal from Tom Naylor and a goal apiece from Firmino and Origi saw a 5–0 win and progression to the next round of the competition.[13] On 27 August, Liverpool played away to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. A James Milner penalty had the Reds 1–0 up at half-time, but a Danny Rose equalizer in the 72nd minute caused the match to end in a 1–1 draw.[14]

SeptemberEdit

On 10 September, after the international break, Liverpool hosted defending champions Leicester City at Anfield. Liverpool were 2–0 up within 30 minutes through goals from Firmino and Mané, but a fumbling of the ball at the back by Lucas Leiva allowed Jamie Vardy to narrow the lead before the break. However, a goal by Lallana in the 56th minute restored the two-goal lead, and Firmino's second goal of the match in the closing stages saw out a 4–1 win. The match was played before Anfield's largest crowd since 1977, with a 54,000 sell-out in the newly expanded stadium.[15] Liverpool then played away at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on 16 September, winning 2–1. Dejan Lovren's close range finish in the 17th minute and skipper Jordan Henderson's spectacular 25-yard strike in the 36th were enough to secure the 3 points.[16] Liverpool played against Derby County at the iPro in the third round of the EFL Cup on 20 September. They defeated the Rams 3–0 with Ragnar Klavan scoring his first goal for the club, with Coutinho and Origi also getting on the scoresheet.[17] On 24 September, Liverpool made it three wins in a row in the Premier League when they bested Hull City 5–1 at Anfield through strikes from Lallana, Mané, Coutinho and two converted penalties by Milner.[18]

OctoberEdit

On 1 October, Liverpool defeated Swansea City 2–1 at the Liberty Stadium. A poor first-half saw the Reds down at the break, but a vast improvement in the second half with goals coming from Firmino and a late penalty by Milner were enough to secure the three points.[19] Liverpool faced Manchester United at Anfield on 17 October. The North-West derby was largely forgettable and ended in a 0–0 draw, with Liverpool securing their first clean sheet in the league of the season in a match of few chances.[20] Liverpool then hosted West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on 22 October, winning 2–1. The Reds controlled the game and were 2–0 up at half-time through goals from Mané and Coutinho, but a late Gareth McAuley strike narrowed the scoreline to 2–1.[21] On 25 October, Liverpool played Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in the fourth round of the EFL Cup. The Reds won 2–1 with a brace from Sturridge seeing them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.[22] Liverpool saw out October with a match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the 29th. Emre Can, Lovren, Joël Matip and Firmino scored for the Reds in the thrilling encounter which ended 4–2.[23]

NovemberEdit

Liverpool faced Watford at Anfield on 6 November. The Reds defeated the Hornets 6–1 with Mané bagging a brace, Coutinho, Can and Firmino getting on the scoresheet and Georginio Wijnaldum scoring his first goal for the club. This result put Liverpool top of the Premier League for the first time since April 2014.[24] Following the international break, Liverpool faced Southampton away at St Mary's Stadium on 19 November. The Reds controlled the match but were unable to break down the Saints' defence as the match ended 0–0.[25] On 26 November, Liverpool hosted Sunderland at Anfield. Origi made the breakthrough for the Reds in the 75th minute and Milner converted a penalty in the closing stages of the match to see out a 2–0 victory. Ben Woodburn made his debut for Liverpool when he came on as a substitute for Wijnaldum in the 92nd minute.[26] Three days later, on 29 November, Liverpool hosted Leeds United at Anfield in the fifth round of the EFL Cup. Origi opened the scoring in the 76th minute and Woodburn's volley in the box in the 81st saw out a 2–0 victory and progression to the semi-finals of the competition.[27] Woodburn's goal at the age of 17 years and 45 days old made him Liverpool's youngest ever goalscorer, surpassing Michael Owen's record by 99 days.[28][29]

DecemberEdit

Liverpool faced AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on 4 December. Mané and Origi scored one apiece in the first half and Can scored another in the second half to see the Reds to a 3–1 lead, but three goals from Bournemouth in the final 20 minutes of the match caused Liverpool to suffer a 3–4 defeat.[30] Liverpool then faced West Ham United at Anfield on 11 December, drawing 2–2.[31] On 14 December, Liverpool travelled to the Riverside Stadium to face Middlesbrough. Lallana bagged a brace and created another for Origi to see the Reds to a 3–0 victory.[32] Next up was Everton, the Merseyside Derby, on 19 December. Mané scored the winning and only goal in the 94th minute.[33] Liverpool then faced Stoke City. Stoke rapidly opened the score in the 12th minute, but an equaliser from Lallana and a goal from Firmino made the Reds lead at half-time. In the second half, an own goal by Giannelli Imbula and a goal from Sturridge ensured a 4–1 Reds win.[34] On 31 December, Liverpool hosted Manchester City, with the Reds winning 1–0 thanks to a header by Wijnaldum in the eighth minute.[35]

JanuaryEdit

 
James Milner scores a penalty kick to give Liverpool the lead at Old Trafford; the final score was 1–1.

Liverpool went to play Sunderland, where Sturridge opened the scoring with a header, but minutes later Jermain Defoe levelled it from the spot so that it would go 1–1 at half-time. Mané scored another for 2–1 in the 71st minute, but ten minutes later, he handled the ball in the penalty area with the referee pointing to the spot. Defoe scored once again and the match ended level, with the reds missing out important points.[36] On 8 January, Liverpool played a goalless draw against Plymouth Argyle in the third round of the FA Cup. The match was marked with the Reds fielding the youngest starting 11 in their history.[37] Liverpool then faced Southampton, on 11 January, in the EFL cup semifinals first leg at St Mary's, losing the game 1–0 with Redmond scoring the only goal in 20th minute.[38] Three days later, the Reds faced Manchester United at Old Trafford. Milner opened the scoring from the spot in the 26th minute, after Paul Pogba handled the ball in the box. In the 84th minute, Zlatan Ibrahimović levelled the match 1–1.[39] Liverpool were up to play the replay with Plymouth on the 18th. A goal by Lucas Leiva in the 17th minute made them earn their first and last win in January.[40] Later in this month, Liverpool hosted Swansea City in the Premier League. Early in the second half, two fast goals by Fernando Llorente gave Swansea the commanding position. However, Liverpool levelled through Firmino in the 54th and 69th minute. Gylfi Sigurðsson finished a shot in the back of the net for 2–3.[41] On 25 January, Liverpool hosted Southampton in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final. They dominated the match, made some good chances, including a shot by Can cleared off the line by Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster. At the stoppage time, Shane Long sealed the win for the Saints with a goal to make the aggregate score 2–0.[42] The bad month for Liverpool continued, as they were eliminated from the FA Cup after a 1–2 home loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.[43] The Reds ended the month with a 1–1 home draw to Chelsea in the Premier League, where David Luiz opened the scoring with a free-kick, just to leave it for Wijnaldum to level in the 58th. Diego Costa saw his penalty shot stopped by Mignolet in the 78th minute.[44]

FebruaryEdit

Liverpool started February with a 2–0 loss away to Hull City, which was Mane's first game after Senegal lost in the quarter-finals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The goals for Hull came from Alfred N'Diaye just before the break and Oumar Niasse in the 84th minute.[45] One week later, the Reds won for the first time since five matches in the Premier League, with two Mané goals in two minutes sealing the 2–0 win for the Merseyside team against Spurs.[46] On 27 February, Liverpool lost 3–1 away to Leicester in the first match for their new manager Craig Shakespeare following the sacking of the title-winning Claudio Ranieri. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring with Danny Drinkwater making it two before the break. Early in the second half, Vardy scored his second goal of the night to see his team leading 3–0, and Coutinho made the final result in the 69th minute.[47]

MarchEdit

On 4 March, Liverpool continued their winning ways against fellow top six teams with a 3–1 home victory over Arsenal. The Reds were 2–0 up at the break with goals from Firmino in the ninth minute and Mané in the 40th, but Danny Welbeck halved the Liverpool lead with a goal in the 57th minute. In the stoppage time, Wijnaldum sealed the match off, making it 3–1 following a low cross by Origi from the right.[48] Liverpool then went on to win a vital three points home against Burnley on 12 March, winning 2–1. After falling down to an Ashley Barnes strike early in the match, Wijnaldum equalized in the stoppage time of the first half just seconds before the half's end, and in the 64th minute, Can gave Liverpool the lead with a long-range shot that ended up out of the grasp of goalkeeper Tom Heaton.[49] On 19 March, Liverpool traveled to Manchester City for a crucial game in the battle for Champions League qualification. Milner opened the scoring from the spot in the 51st minute, though Sergio Agüero leveled at the 69th. Both sides missed many chances, including a mishit by Lallana from five yards, but by the end, the draw was considered a fair result.[50]

AprilEdit

Liverpool started their month on 1 April against Everton in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield. Mané put Liverpool ahead, but Matthew Pennington drew Everton level in the 28th minute. The host Reds regained the lead two minutes and 57 seconds later with a strike from Coutinho. Origi, a substitute for the injured Mané, added a third goal just minutes after being introduced and the scoreline remained 3–1 till the final whistle.[51] The second fixture was on 5 April against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. Benik Afobe scored early for the visiting Cherries off a back-pass mishap from Wijnaldum. However, Coutinho drew the match level at 1–1 with a goal in the 40th minute. The Reds struck first in the second half with a goal from Origi, assisted by Wijnaldum, in the 59th. Bournemouth was able to draw the game level through a late Joshua King goal putting the score at 2–2, which the match finished.[52] The day before their upcoming fixture, an away match at Stoke City, Klopp confirmed Mané would ruled out for the remainder of Liverpool's season.[53] Liverpool had no time to dwell upon this as Stoke awaited the following day. With a side featuring youth players such as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Woodburn, Liverpool fell behind 1–0 at the half following a Jonathan Walters goal just before the break. However, the introduction of Firmino and Coutinho at half-time led to responses in the 70th and 72nd minutes, where Coutinho then Firmino respectively scored to put the scoreline at 1–2. The Reds saw the match out, marking their first away victory of the calendar year in the Premier League.[54] Liverpool's April continued with a match at West Brom, where the sole goal came from Firmino off a set piece header in first-half injury time.[55] The final fixture of the month was a return to Anfield to square-off with Crystal Palace. Coutinho opened the scoring in the 24th minute off a free-kick, however former Liverpool man Christian Benteke leveled the match then scored a second in the 74th to hand Liverpool a 1–2 loss, just their second Premier League home defeat of the season.[56]

MayEdit

The final month of the season for Liverpool began on 7 May with a home match against Southampton. The result was a 0–0 draw, with the best chance coming to the Reds through a 66th-minute penalty that was taken by Milner and ultimately missed. The kick came just moments after Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster approached Milner as he put the ball on the spot seemingly in an attempt to win a psychological advantage before the penalty. This draw resulted in the fourth match against Southampton out of four played in this season where Liverpool failed to score.[57] The penultimate match of the season (and final away match) was on 14 May, a visit at Olympic Stadium to face West Ham. The Reds struck first in the 35th minute thanks to Sturridge's finish following what was described as a "sublime" pass from Coutinho. In the second half, Coutinho scored twice in four minutes and Origi's goal in the 76th minute capped off a 0–4 victory.[58] The final match of the season took place on 21 May, at Anfield against Middlesbrough. While Middlesbrough were already guaranteed relegation and a Premier League finish of 19th, Liverpool sat in fourth place at the time of kick-off, with Arsenal just one point behind and Manchester City two points ahead, with a win guaranteeing Liverpool a spot in the UEFA Champions League for next season. The match stayed at 0–0 for the first 45 minutes, however Wijnaldum found a breakthrough for the Reds in first-half stoppage time, putting Liverpool up 1–0 at the half. Coutinho added a second just six minutes into the second half and that goal was followed by a third from Lallana just five minutes after that putting Liverpool up 3–0, where the scoreline would remain. Liverpool clinched fourth place in the final Premier League table to secure Champions League football for the 2017–18 season.[59]

First teamEdit

Last updated on 1 February 2017[60]
Squad No. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of Birth (Age)
Goalkeepers
1 Loris Karius   GK (1993-06-22)22 June 1993 (aged 23)
13 Alex Manninger   GK (1977-06-04)4 June 1977 (aged 39)
22 Simon Mignolet   GK (1988-03-06)6 March 1988 (aged 29)
Defenders
2 Nathaniel Clyne   RB (1991-04-05)5 April 1991 (aged 26)
6 Dejan Lovren   CB (1989-07-05)5 July 1989 (aged 27)
7 James Milner (vice-captain)   LB/CM/RW/LW (1986-01-04)4 January 1986 (aged 31)
12 Joe Gomez   RB/LB/CB (1997-05-23)23 May 1997 (aged 20)
17 Ragnar Klavan   CB (1985-10-30)30 October 1985 (aged 31)
18 Alberto Moreno   LB (1992-07-05)5 July 1992 (aged 24)
32 Joël Matip   CB (1991-08-08)8 August 1991 (aged 25)
56 Connor Randall   RB (1995-10-21)21 October 1995 (aged 21)
66 Trent Alexander-Arnold   RB (1998-10-07)7 October 1998 (aged 18)
Midfielders
5 Georginio Wijnaldum   CM/AM (1990-11-11)11 November 1990 (aged 26)
10 Philippe Coutinho   AM/LW (1992-06-12)12 June 1992 (aged 24)
14 Jordan Henderson (captain)   CM/DM (1990-06-17)17 June 1990 (aged 26)
16 Marko Grujić   CM (1996-04-13)13 April 1996 (aged 21)
20 Adam Lallana   CM/AM/RW/LW (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 29)
21 Lucas Leiva   DM/CB (1987-01-09)9 January 1987 (aged 30)
23 Emre Can   DM/CM (1994-01-12)12 January 1994 (aged 23)
35 Kevin Stewart   DM (1993-09-07)7 September 1993 (aged 23)
53 Ovie Ejaria   CM/AM (1997-11-18)18 November 1997 (aged 19)
54 Sheyi Ojo   RW/LW (1997-06-19)19 June 1997 (aged 19)
59 Harry Wilson   RW/LW (1997-03-22)22 March 1997 (aged 20)
Forwards
11 Roberto Firmino   FW/AM/LW (1991-10-02)2 October 1991 (aged 25)
15 Daniel Sturridge   FW (1989-09-01)1 September 1989 (aged 27)
19 Sadio Mané   RW/LW (1992-04-10)10 April 1992 (aged 25)
27 Divock Origi   FW (1995-04-18)18 April 1995 (aged 22)
28 Danny Ings   FW (1992-07-23)23 July 1992 (aged 24)
58 Ben Woodburn   FW/RW/LW (1999-10-15)15 October 1999 (aged 17)

New contractsEdit

Date Pos No. Player Ref.
11 July 2016 GK 52   Danny Ward [61]
25 January 2017 MF 10   Philippe Coutinho [62]
27 January 2017 DF 12   Joe Gomez [63]
22 February 2017 MF 20   Adam Lallana [64]
28 April 2017 DF 6   Dejan Lovren [65]

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Entry date Position No. Player From club Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 DF 32   Joël Matip   Schalke 04 Free [66]
1 July 2016 GK 1   Loris Karius   Mainz 05 £4,700,000 [67]
1 July 2016 FW 19   Sadio Mané   Southampton £30,000,000[A] [68]
20 July 2016 DF 17   Ragnar Klavan   FC Augsburg £4,200,000 [69]
22 July 2016 GK 13   Alex Manninger   FC Augsburg Free [70]
22 July 2016 MF 5   Georginio Wijnaldum   Newcastle United £23,000,000[B] [71]
Total £61,900,000
  1. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £36,000,000.
  2. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £25,000,000.

Transfers outEdit

Exit date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
1 July 2016 MF 46   Jordan Rossiter   Rangers £250,000 [72]
1 July 2016 DF 3   José Enrique   Real Zaragoza Released [73]
1 July 2016 DF 4   Kolo Touré   Celtic Released [73]
1 July 2016 FW 39   Samed Yeşil   Panionios Released [73]
1 July 2016 MF 53   João Carlos Teixeira   Porto £250,000 [74]
1 July 2016 FW 48   Jerome Sinclair   Watford £4,000,000 [75]
13 July 2016 MF 64   Sergi Canós   Norwich City £2,500,000[A] [76]
14 July 2016 DF 37   Martin Škrtel   Fenerbahçe £5,500,000 [77]
14 July 2016 MF 33   Jordon Ibe   AFC Bournemouth £15,000,000 [78]
25 July 2016 MF 24   Joe Allen   Stoke City £11,000,000[B] [79]
27 July 2016 DF 44   Brad Smith   AFC Bournemouth £3,000,000[C] [80]
20 August 2016 FW 9   Christian Benteke   Crystal Palace £27,000,000[D] [81]
31 August 2016 MF   Luis Alberto   Lazio £4,300,000[E] [82]
31 August 2016 FW 45   Mario Balotelli   Nice Free [83]
13 January 2017 DF 57   Joe Maguire   Fleetwood Town Undisclosed [84]
18 January 2017 DF 26   Tiago Ilori   Reading £3,750,000 [85]
Total £76,550,000
  1. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £4,000,000.
  2. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £13,000,000.
  3. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £6,000,000.
  4. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £32,000,000.
  5. ^ Fee may eventually rise to £6,000,000.

Loans outEdit

Start date End date Position No. Player To club Fee Ref.
10 July 2016 End of season GK 39   Ryan Fulton   Chesterfield None [86]
11 July 2016 End of season GK 52   Danny Ward   Huddersfield Town None [87]
20 July 2016 End of season GK 34   Ádám Bogdán   Wigan Athletic None [88]
26 July 2016 End of season MF 40   Ryan Kent   Barnsley None [89]
5 August 2016 End of season DF 38   Jon Flanagan   Burnley None [90]
5 August 2016 End of season AM   Allan   Hertha BSC None [91]
26 August 2016 End of season ST   Taiwo Awoniyi   NEC None [92]
31 August 2016 End of season DF 47   Andre Wisdom   Red Bull Salzburg None [93]
31 August 2016 23 January 2017 [a] RW 50   Lazar Marković   Sporting CP None [95]
6 January 2017 End of season DM 68   Pedro Chirivella   Go Ahead Eagles None [96]
23 January 2017 End of season RW 50   Lazar Marković   Hull City None [94]
27 January 2017 End of season CM 25   Cameron Brannagan   Fleetwood Town None [97]
31 January 2017 End of season ST 41   Jack Dunn   Tranmere Rovers None [98]
1 February 2017 End of season CB 3   Mamadou Sakho   Crystal Palace £2,000,000 [99]
  1. ^ On 23 January 2017, Lazar Marković's season-long loan at Sporting CP was terminated.[94]

Transfer summaryEdit

FriendliesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

International Champions CupEdit

During seasonEdit

Post-seasonEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 4th 14 August 2016 21 May 2017
FA Cup Third round Fourth round 8 January 2017 28 January 2017
EFL Cup Second round Semi-finals 23 August 2016 25 January 2017

Updated to match played 21 May 2017
Source: Competitions

OverviewEdit

Competition Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Premier League 38 22 10 6 78 42 +36 057.89
FA Cup 3 1 1 1 2 2 +0 033.33
EFL Cup 6 4 0 2 12 3 +9 066.67
Total 47 27 11 9 92 47 +45 057.45

Updated to match played 21 May 2017
Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 26 8 4 86 26 +60 86 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
3 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 80 39 +41 78
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 78 42 +36 76 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 77 44 +33 75 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
6 Manchester United 38 18 15 5 54 29 +25 69 Qualification for the Champions League group stage[b]
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).[100][101]
Notes:
  1. ^ Arsenal qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2016–17 FA Cup. As they had also qualified there by the virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Manchester United.
  2. ^ Manchester United qualified for the Champions League group stage by winning the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League. Based on their league position (6th), they would have received the spot above to enter the Europa League group stage. This spot was vacated without replacement as per UEFA regulations.

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 22 10 6 78 42  +36 76 12 5 2 45 18  +27 10 5 4 33 24  +9

Last updated: 21 May 2017.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundAAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHHAHHAAHAHAH
ResultWLDWWWWDWWWDWLDWWWWDDLDLWLWWDWDWWLWDWW
Position291054424231223322222334445344333333334
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2017. Source: Statto
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

On 15 June 2016, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[102]

FA CupEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

EFL CupEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Squad statisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
Players with no appearances not included in the list.
As of match played 21 May 2017
Sortable table
No. Pos. Nat. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
Apps Apps Apps Apps
1 GK   Loris Karius 10 3 3 16
2 DF   Nathaniel Clyne 37 0 3 (1) 40 (1)
5 MF   Georginio Wijnaldum 33 (3) 1 3 (2) 37 (5)
6 DF   Dejan Lovren 29 0 3 32
7 DF   James Milner 36 0 3 (1) 39 (1)
10 MF   Philippe Coutinho 28 (3) 1 (1) 2 (1) 31 (5)
11 FW   Roberto Firmino 34 (1) 1 (1) 4 39 (2)
12 DF   Joe Gomez 0 3 0 3
14 MF   Jordan Henderson 24 0 3 27
15 FW   Daniel Sturridge 7 (13) 1 (2) 3 (1) 11 (16)
16 MF   Marko Grujić 0 (5) 0 2 (1) 2 (6)
17 DF   Ragnar Klavan 15 (5) 1 4 20 (5)
18 DF   Alberto Moreno 2 (10) 3 3 8 (10)
19 FW   Sadio Mané 26 (1) 0 2 28 (1)
20 MF   Adam Lallana 27 (4) 0 (1) 3 30 (5)
21 MF   Lucas Leiva 12 (12) 3 4 19 (12)
22 GK   Simon Mignolet 28 0 3 31
23 MF   Emre Can 26 (6) 1 (1) 4 (2) 31 (9)
27 FW   Divock Origi 14 (20) 3 4 (2) 21 (22)
28 FW   Danny Ings 0 0 0 (2) 0 (2)
32 DF   Joël Matip 27 (2) 0 3 30 (2)
35 MF   Kevin Stewart 0 (4) 2 2 (1) 4 (5)
53 MF   Ovie Ejaria 0 (2) 3 2 (1) 5 (3)
54 MF   Sheyi Ojo 0 1 (1) 0 1 (1)
56 DF   Connor Randall 0 1 0 1
58 FW   Ben Woodburn 1 (4) 3 0 (1) 4 (5)
59 MF   Harry Wilson 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1)
66 DF   Trent Alexander-Arnold 2 (5) 2 3 7 (5)

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches.

As of match played 21 May 2017
Rank Pos. No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 MF 10   Philippe Coutinho 13 0 1 14
2 MF 19   Sadio Mané 13 0 0 13
3 FW 11   Roberto Firmino 11 0 1 12
4 FW 27   Divock Origi 7 1 3 11
5 MF 20   Adam Lallana 8 0 0 8
6 DF 7   James Milner 7 0 0 7
FW 15   Daniel Sturridge 3 0 4 7
8 MF 5   Georginio Wijnaldum 6 0 0 6
9 MF 23   Emre Can 5 0 0 5
10 DF 6   Dejan Lovren 2 0 0 2
11 MF 14   Jordan Henderson 1 0 0 1
DF 17   Ragnar Klavan 0 0 1 1
MF 21   Lucas 0 1 0 1
DF 32   Joël Matip 1 0 0 1
FW 58   Ben Woodburn 0 0 1 1
# Own Goals 1 0 1 2
Total 78 2 12 92

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 21 May 2017
No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
22   Simon Mignolet 9 0 2 11
1   Loris Karius 3 2 1 6

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of matches played 21 May 2017
No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
               
14 MF Jordan Henderson 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
6 DF Dejan Lovren 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
23 MF Emre Can 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
7 DF James Milner 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
11 FW Roberto Firmino 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
21 MF Lucas Leiva 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
5 MF Georginio Wijnaldum 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
16 MF Marko Grujić 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
17 DF Ragnar Klavan 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
19 FW Sadio Mané 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
20 MF Adam Lallana 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 MF Philippe Coutinho 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
18 DF Alberto Moreno 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
32 DF Joël Matip 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 DF Joe Gomez 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
27 FW Divock Origi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
28 FW Danny Ings 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
53 MF Ovie Ejaria 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
54 MF Sheyi Ojo 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
66 DF Trent Alexander-Arnold 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 50 0 4 0 6 0 60 0

AwardsEdit

Players' AwardsEdit

2017 Liverpool FC Players’ Awards, held at Anfield on 9 May 2017.[104]

  • Liverpool Players Player of the Year Award: Sadio Mané
  • Liverpool Supporters Player of the Year Award: Sadio Mané
  • Liverpool Supporters Young Player of the Year Award: Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Goal of the Season Award: Emre Can (v Watford, 1 May 2017)
  • Academy’s Players’ Player of the Year: Ben Woodburn
  • Liverpool Ladies FC Players’ Player of the Season: Sophie Ingle
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Roger Hunt
  • Bill Shankly Community Award: Jeremy Barnes
  • Supporters’ Club of the Year: Cyprus
  • Staff Recognition Award: Disability support team
  • Special Recognition Award: Lucas Leiva
  • Outstanding Team Achievement Award: Rome 1977 team

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   Sadio Mané 77%[105]
September   Adam Lallana 51%[106]
October   Philippe Coutinho 56%[107]
November   Joël Matip [108]
December   Adam Lallana 55%[109]
January   Georginio Wijnaldum 22%[110]
February   Sadio Mané [111]
March   Georginio Wijnaldum 51%[112]
April   Philippe Coutinho 37%[113]

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