We take a numerical look back at Liverpool’s long, emotional, but ultimately unrewarding 2015/16 season.
It’s been another rollercoaster campaign at Anfield, one that has seen a real mix of memorable highs and deflating lows along the way.
Attentions will swiftly turn to ensuring the 2016/17 becomes a more rewarding season of better fortunes for the Reds on the pitch, but before that, we take a look back at the season in numbers.
Liverpool played a huge 63 games across four competitions this season – five more than the previous campaign and 20 more than 2013/14.
The number of games the Reds won in all competitions this season – three less than in 2013/14.
The amount of defeats the Reds suffered throughout the campaign.
Brendan Rodgers left Anfield in October after 166 games in charge of the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp became the first German to manage Liverpool upon his appointment in October.
The number of games Klopp has already managed since taking charge.
The amount of games Klopp won of his first 52 matches in charge.
Liverpool scored 87 goals under Klopp across the competitions this campaign.
The amount of goals Liverpool conceded this year in the Premier League – two more than last campaign, the same as 2013/14.
The Reds finished the Premier League season in eighth place with 60 points – two places lower and two points less than the previous campaign.
The number of clean sheets Liverpool kept this year in all competitions.
Klopp reached two cup finals in his first seven months in charge, but the Reds still haven’t won silverware since 2012’s League Cup success under Kenny Dalglish.
Daniel Sturridge finished the season as the Reds’ top scorer with 13 goals in all competitions – the same amount as last season’s top scorer, Steven Gerrard.
Roberto Firmino was Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League, finding the net on 10 occasions in his debut campaign. Christian Benteke was next (9).
The Reds scored five penalties this season, with the spot-kicks tucked away by James Milner, Sturridge and Benteke.
The number of different goalscorers the Reds had in the league this season – equalling a club record.
Liverpool had 11 different scorers in the Europa League – more than any other team.
The number of appearances Simon Mignolet made this season, more than any other Liverpool player. Nathaniel Clyne was the most used outfield player (52, all comps).
The number of players Liverpool fielded in the Premier League throughout the campaign – 11 more than title winners Leicester City.
The number of players who were handed their Reds debuts this season – nine from the academy ranks.
Liverpool’s highest scoring game saw nine goals as the Reds beat Norwich 5-4 at Carrow Road.
The Reds biggest win of the season came in the 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.
Liverpool had three players sent off this season, with Coutinho, Milner and Brad Smith the men red carded.
The Reds averaged 54% possession across their 38 Premier League games and also the same number in their Europa League matches.
The average attendance of Anfield games this season, slightly lower than previous seasons due to the removal of some Main Stand seats last summer. Anfield’s capacity next season will be around 53,800.
Supporters unlawfully killed. After a relentless and unwavering 27-year fight, justice for the Liverpool fans who went to a football game but tragically never came home in 1989 was finally delivered.
2015/16 PLAYER-BY-PLAYER REVIEWS
- Adam Lallana: From flop to favourite of Klopp
- Dejan Lovren: Much improved but work still to do
- James Milner: A solid and quietly influential debut campaign
- Mamadou Sakho: Liverpool’s defensive rock, until the ban
- Philippe Coutinho: A mix of brilliance & inconsistency
- Nathaniel Clyne: Solid and reliable from Liverpool’s Mr. Consistent