Liverpool have dropped to a lowly 55th place in the latest UEFA rankings ahead of the 2015/16 season.
12 months ago, the Reds were preparing for their long-awaited return to Europe’s elite competition after qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since 2009.
That return was short lived, eliminated in the group stages despite a pretty favourable draw, managing just one win in six games – and that being via a late penalty in injury time against lowly Ludogorets.
Brendan Rodgers’ side dropped into the Europa League, and were promptly dumped out of that at the first attempt too, with Turkish side Besiktas winning the last 32 tie on penalties.
All this means Liverpool continue to fall down UEFA’s club rankings, entering the new season in 55th place – below clubs such as Apoel, Tranzonspor, Metalist Kharkiv and Genk.
In 2009, Liverpool were ranked the No. 1 side in Europe, based on UEFA’s coefficient – which ranks teams based on results and standard of opposition in European competitions over the last 5 seasons.
Everton are in 67th.