The best photos from Liverpool’s 2016/17 season

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2016/17 provided a season of undoubted progress for Liverpool FC on and off the pitch, with plenty of memorable moments along the way.

Some fantastic photographs have captured those in full flow, and we’ve browsed our archives to pick our 15 favourites from a long but rewarding campaign for the Reds.

A stunning shot of a full-stretch Simon Mignolet saving Theo Walcott’s penalty on the opening day at Arsenal to keep the score 0-0 before the explosion of goals…

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 14, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saves a penalty from Arsenal's Theo Walcott during the FA Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Scenes later on from that opening day victory at the Emirates Stadium, as Jurgen Klopp rewards Sadio Mane with a piggyback after the Senegalese’s magnificent first Reds goal in the 4-3 win.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal with Jurgen Klopp during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date August 14th, 2016 Pic David Klein/Sportimage via PA Images

The spectacular redeveloped Main Stand provides a stunning backdrop as Liverpool play the first home game of 2016/17 against Leicester, which ended in an emphatic 4-1 win for the Reds.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 10, 2016: A view of Liverpool's new Main Stand during the FA Premier League match against Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Recognise the player? A perfectly timed photo captures Lucas Leiva powering a header away from goal as Liverpool hold on for a 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

A moment every Red dreams of. Elation on the face of Ben Woodburn as the 17-year-old becomes Liverpool’s youngest ever goal-scorer by netting his first Reds goal in front of The Kop against Leeds United in the League Cup.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 29, 2016: Liverpool's Ben Woodburn scores the second goal against Leeds United, to become the club's youngest ever goal-scorer, during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren leads wild celebrations in front of the travelling Kop after Sadio Mane’s last-gasp Merseyside derby winner, as smoke drifts across Goodison Park from the jubilant away end.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 19, 2016: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the winning goal against Everton in injury time during the FA Premier League match, the 227th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A picture reminiscent of the iconic photo of Diego Maradona for Argentina against Belgium at the 1986 World Cup, with Philippe Coutinho surrounded by Man United defenders who watch on powerlessly at the Brazilian conducts his magic.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 15, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia is surrounded by four Manchester United players during the FA Premier League match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp shares a moment with a Reds fan who receives a trademark bear-hug from the boss after Georginio Wijnaldum’s goal seals Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Arsenal.

The Merseyside sunshine spectacularly illuminates a section of the Anfield Road end crowd as during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Burnley in March.

Stunning scenes at the Etihad Stadium as the Reds celebrate James Milner’s opening goal of the game against Man City in front of the ecstatic travelling Kop.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 19, 2017: Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring his teams first goal from the penalty spot against Manchester City during the FA Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Gavin Trafford/Propaganda)

“BUGSY” mosaic displayed on The Kop in memory of Liverpool legend Ronnie Moran, prior to kick-off in the Merseyside derby.

Liverpool fans pay their resepects to former club captain and boot room icon Ronnie 'Bugsy' Moran before the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

The three amigos pose in celebration following Philippe Coutinho’s opening goal in the Merseyside derby, as the silenced Blues watch on from the Anfield Road end.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal against Everton with team-mate Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino during the FA Premier League match, the 228th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Anfield stands as one for a minute’s applause to remember the Hillsborough victims, with the Kop forming a stunning 96 mosaic before the Reds’ Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Liverpool supporters and players stand for a minute's applause to remember the victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, with the Spion Kop forming a 96 mosaic before the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can captured in full flight as the German midfielder nets a stunning overhead kick at Watford, which rightfully claimed goal of the season.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Monday, May 1, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can scores the first goal against Watford with an overhead scissor kick during the FA Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds seal a top four finish on the final day – sporting their new kit, which they’ll hopefully be wearing on some big Champions League nights next season!

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho (no. 10) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mates during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool.

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