Every Liverpool FC player’s best moment of 2017/18 season

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From Trent Alexander-Arnold through to Roberto Firmino it was a season to remember for Liverpool FC’s fans and players.

It was a devastating end to the Reds’ campaign, but what a ride it has been – and another enjoyable season of significant progress.

Jurgen Klopp‘s squad have thrilled us throughout 2017/18, playing sparkling attacking football and reaching the Champions League final.

This is just the start under Klopp, and Liverpool’s future looks extremely bright, especially following the early addition of Fabinho.

Each Reds player enjoyed individual moments to treasure this season, but which ones stood out the most?

Here’s what we think.

 

Loris Karius

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Loris Karius during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Karius’ season ended in agony in Kyiv, but the strides the German made should not be forgotten, difficult though that may be.

His wonderful save to deny Everton‘s Yannick Bolasie was his standout stop of the campaign, as Liverpool drew 0-0 at Goodison Park.

 

Simon Mignolet

SINSHEIM, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet saves a penalty from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramari? during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 1st Leg match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Liverpool at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mignolet deservedly lost his place to Karius during the second half of the season, but saving a penalty from Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric was crucial.

Without that moment, would Liverpool have even reached the Champions League group stage?

 

Trent Alexander-Arnold

SINSHEIM, GERMANY - Tuesday, August 15, 2017: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold scores the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 1st Leg match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Liverpool at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nobody expected Alexander-Arnold to make such an impression in 2017/18, and he is now a shoo-in in Liverpool’s first-choice starting lineup.

The 19-year-old’s inch-perfect free-kick against Hoffenheim, on his Champions League debut, was the stuff dreams are made of.

 

Joe Gomez

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 28, 2018: Liverpool's Joe Gomez during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Stoke City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a largely positive campaign for Gomez, despite injuries ending it prematurely, and he was first-choice right-back ahead of Alexander-Arnold early on.

In the 4-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield back in August, the 20-year-old was superb, and his precise cross led to Firmino heading home to open the scoring.

 

Dejan Lovren

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lovren had an admirable end to the season, playing excellently in the Champions League run and silencing some of his many doubters.

He also scored his first-ever home goal for the Reds against Brighton on the final day of the Premier League, which he clearly enjoyed greatly.

 

Virgil van Dijk

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, January 5, 2018: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates scoring the winning goal at the Kop end to seal a 2-1 victory over Everton on his debut during the FA Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 230th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Picking Van Dijk’s best moment is just too obvious, isn’t it?

A late winner at the Kop end, against Everton, on his debut. Enough said!

 

Joel Matip

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 9, 2017: Liverpool's Joel Matip looks dejected as his side lose 5-0 during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Matip was a frustrating figure in 2017/18, with inconsistency and injuries making him a rather unreliable member of the squad.

He shone brightest in the memorable 4-3 win at home to unbeaten Man City in January. Supporters were concerned as Van Dijk missed out through injury, but the Cameroonian stood tall.

 

Ragnar Klavan

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 30, 2017: Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan scores the winning second goal with a header during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It just has to be the last-gasp winner at Burnley on New Year’s Day.

The Estonian’s poached effort sparked scenes of unbridled joy in the away end at Turf Moor, and felt like a pivotal moment in the top-four battle.

 

Andy Robertson

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robertson has been one of Liverpool’s best signings in many years, and he has already matured into possibly the Premier League‘s best left-back.

For all his on-the-ball class, the Scot’s one-man press in the 4-3 victory over City will live long in the memory. It outlined why he is so popular.

 

Alberto Moreno

WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 12, 2017: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno takes a throw-in during the FA Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Moreno started the season as first-choice left-back, and it is easy to forget how well he was playing before injury.

Like Gomez, the Spaniard excelled most in the mauling of Arsenal, providing consistent quality and energy up and down the left flank, and defending well.

 

Jordan Henderson

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 23, 2017: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Being an understated figure, not many headline-grabbing moments stand out for Henderson, but his expertly taken effort away to Leicester was a key moment in the game as Liverpool won 3-2.

It was his only goal of the season.

 

Emre Can

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 23, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Play-Off 2nd Leg match between Liverpool and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s departing German proved to be his side’s most important midfielder on a number of occasions, not least in the 4-2 victory over Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off.

The 24-year-old scored twice on the night, and his second goal finished off a stunning team move.

 

Gini Wijnaldum

ROME, ITALY - Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between AS Roma and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Olimpico. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It felt like an eternity for Wijnaldum to score his first away goal for Liverpool, but he chose an incredible moment to open his account.

The likeable Dutchman headed home in the semi-final second leg against Roma, putting Klopp’s men 7-2 up on aggregate and on their way to the final.

 

James Milner

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 14, 2018: Liverpool's James Milner during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Milner was exceptional during the back end of 2017/18, proving himself to be a key figure in Europe in particular.

His ninth assist in the Champions League, at home to Roma, broke the all-time record in an individual season, which was quite an accomplishment.

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a tough start at Anfield, Oxlade-Chamberlain became a key figure before injury ended his season prematurely.

The midfielder’s unstoppable 25-yarder against City in the quarter-final first leg was one of the great Kop end strikes in Europe.

 

Adam Lallana

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 10, 2018: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was an injury-plagued season for Lallana, who struggled to enjoy any individual moments of note.

A decent second-half cameo against Swansea City on Boxing Day is about the best we can think of.

 

Philippe Coutinho

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Liverpool's captain Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and FC Spartak Moscow at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was disappointing to see Coutinho jump ship midway through the season, but his brilliance should not be ignored.

There were outrageous strikes against the likes of Leicester, Newcastle United and Swansea, but his hat-trick against Spartak Moscow at Anfield stands out most. He was majestic that night.

 

Mohamed Salah

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal to equalise and make the score 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The images of Salah leaving the Kyiv turf in tears were heartbreaking, but what a remarkable season he produced.

It is almost impossible to pick out one moment, but if push came to shove his dinked finish away to City in the Champions League felt particularly huge. The celebration wasn’t bad either.

Honourable mentions must go to his Roma double, the four goals against Watford, the wonderful solo efforts at home to Everton and Tottenham and the long-range strike at home to City, among many others.

 

Sadio Mane

PORTO, PORTUGAL - Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st leg match between FC Porto and Liverpool FC on Valentine's Day at the Estádio do Dragão. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Scoring a Champions League final goal should be a best moment for any player, but Liverpool lost so we’re going for something else for Mane.

The hat-trick away to Porto in February was special, with his thunderous third of the night capping off a wonderful individual display.

 

Roberto Firmino

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 14, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Firmino was second only to Salah as Liverpool’s star man in 2017/18, creating brilliance week in, week out.

The Reds’ subtle genius produced a delightful chipped finish in the famous 4-3 triumph over City, which just edges out his stunning back-heeled assist for Salah at Southampton.

 

Danny Ings

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 21, 2018: Liverpool’s Danny Ings is congratulated after scoring the opening goal during the FA Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the Hawthorns. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

After enduring such an injury nightmare, seeing Ings score his first goal in the whole of Klopp’s Liverpool reign, away to West Brom in April, was a nice moment.

 

Dominic Solanke

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 13, 2018: Liverpool's Dominic Solanke celebrates scoring the third goal, his first for the club, during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Much like Ings, Solanke went almost the entire season without scoring, but he finally registered for the Reds with a great strike at home to Brighton on the final day of the Premier League.

His celebration said all you needed to know about what it meant to the youngster.

 

Daniel Sturridge

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 28, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Huddersfield Town at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sturridge’s time at Liverpool is surely up, having struggled for playing time before being loaned out to West Brom in January.

The 28-year-old did contribute one key goal in 2017/18, though, opening the scoring nervelessly at home to Huddersfield Town in October.

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