With the 2019-20 Premier League season now complete, here is a look back at 10 of the best moments at Anfield this term.
Jürgen Klopp’s side completed a third successive league campaign without tasting defeat on home soil, stretching the club’s unbeaten run to 59 matches.
The Reds were victorious in all but one of their Premier League contests at Anfield, a 1-1 draw with Burnley preventing the champions from boasting a 100 per cent winning record.
Here is a reminder of the drama, elation and history that took place in L4...
Milner’s ice-cool spot-kick – October 5, 2019
With time running out in a crucial match against Leicester City, up stepped James Milner.
Sadio Mane’s 50th Premier League goal for the club had fired the hosts ahead, but Liverpool were pegged back when James Maddison levelled 10 minutes from time.
Having already been on the scoresheet, Mane won a penalty in stoppage time to provide late hope.
Milner made no mistake from 12 yards out as the Reds made it eight wins out of eight.
“It was a super game. We upped the tempo. The football we played was so important,” reflected the Liverpool boss.
Reds edge 10-goal thriller – October 30, 2019
Liverpool and Arsenal played out a quite remarkable Carabao Cup encounter, resulting in 10 goals scored and penalty shootout success for the home side.
Young shot-stopper Caoimhin Kelleher saved Dani Ceballos’ spot-kick, helping the Reds on their way to a 5-4 win on penalties.
Summarising a crazy night at Anfield, Klopp said, “I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun in a football game!”
Fabinho’s thunderbolt – November 10, 2019
Liverpool moved eight points clear at the top of the table, with a Fabinho piledriver setting the tone for a pulsating afternoon of football on Merseyside.
Mohamed Salah and Mane were also on target as the Reds ran out 3-1 winners against Manchester City.
“What a game,” Klopp declared. “If you want to win against City you have to do something special and we had to be intense.”
One hundred up – December 4, 2019
Klopp celebrated a 100th Premier League triumph thanks to a convincing 5-2 scoreline in the Merseyside derby.
A Divock Origi brace and strikes from Xherdan Shaqiri, Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum made it a night to remember for the Reds, who stood firm at the top of the table.
Expressing his derby-day delight, Klopp said: “All the goals were incredible, outstanding. Wonderful goals, sensational passes, super pieces of football. I loved it a lot!”
Jones’ derby joy – January 5, 2020
In only his second start for the first team, Curtis Jones lit up Liverpool’s FA Cup tie with Everton courtesy of a special strike.
The 19-year-old’s dipping effort found the top-right corner, booking the Reds’ place in the fourth round.
“I can’t really [describe it], no. It’s massive,” Jones reacted. “I saw the ball come and I just tried to hit it. Not for one minute did I think it would go in the way it did.”
Salah slots to sink United – January 19, 2020
A finish of the highest order that sent Anfield into raptures.
Salah sealed a 2-0 victory over Manchester United having carried the ball forward from midfield and executed his one-on-one chance in front of the Kop.
Alisson Becker’s long kick forward found the Egyptian, who held off Daniel James before firing past David de Gea.
“It’s a big relief, I was really happy with 85 to 90 per cent of the game, we were brilliant,” said Klopp. “We dominated the game, especially in the first half. The energy they put on the pitch was incredible.”
Shrewsbury success – February 4, 2020
At an average age of 19 years and 102 days, Liverpool’s youngest-ever line-up secured FA Cup progression by overcoming a resilient Shrewsbury Town side.
Ro-Shaun Williams’ own goal was the difference in front of a sold-out Anfield.
Liverpool find a way, again – February 24, 2020
A common theme of the 2019-20 season was the champions continuing to find a way to win – no matter the circumstances.
This was clear to see once more as the Reds battled back from being 2-1 down to claim all three points versus West Ham United.
It was a night that also saw Manchester City’s top-flight record of 18 successive victories equalled.
“I never thought it would be broken or equalled,” stated Klopp on his side’s winning run. “We did it and I cannot believe it happened, to be honest. I like a lot tonight that everything positive helps.”
Reds return to Anfield in style – June 24, 2020
Having been held by Everton in Liverpool’s first game after the season restart, the Reds put in a show-stopping display to edge closer to a first league title in 30 years.
Enjoying 74 per cent possession in the match, the hosts defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 to move within two points of being crowned champions.
“Imagine how this stadium would have been full today and all the people could have experienced it live,” said Klopp.
“I don’t think the game could have been better because my boys played like everybody was in the stadium. The atmosphere on the pitch was incredible. That was the best counter-pressing game I have ever seen.”
A 30-year wait comes to an end – July 22, 2020
A special night for Liverpool Football Club.
The Reds’ 30-year wait to become champions of England for a 19th time was over, with Jordan Henderson the man to take charge of the title celebrations after a 5-3 win over Chelsea at Anfield.
Sir Kenny Dalglish, who made Henderson his first signing in his second spell as Liverpool manager, embraced the club captain on his way to raising the Premier League trophy aloft.
A season filled with quality, determination and character-defining moments had led the runaway leaders to this point.
“These boys are so special,” the boss said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them throwing in a performance like this tonight on the pitch in an open game, obviously, but nice, nice goals. Incredible goals, super football in moments and I loved the game so we could enjoy so far and will enjoy the rest of the night.”