Liverpool 2015–16 football season
The 2015–16 season was Liverpool ‘s 124th temper in being, and their 54th consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It was besides the club ‘s 24th straight season in the Premier League. [ 1 ] Along with the Premier League, the club competed in the FA Cup, Football League Cup and UEFA Europa League. [ 2 ] The season covers the time period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. It started with a 1–0 win against Stoke City away and ended with a 1–3 frustration to Sevilla in the UEFA Europa League Final.
The season was the first since 1997–98 without early captain Steven Gerrard, who joined LA Galaxy .
Season review [edit ]
On 10 July 2015, Jordan Henderson was announced as the new captain of Liverpool following the departure of Steven Gerrard. [ 3 ] The following day, Liverpool travelled to Asia for four pre-season matches with a 30-man team. [ 4 ] They played their foremost match of the pre-season on 14 July against Thai Premier League XI and won the couple well with the score of 4–0 in which Lazar Marković, Mamadou Sakho, Adam Lallana and Divock Origi scored a goal each. [ 5 ] On 17 July, Adam Lallana and James Milner scored a finish each in a 2–1 winnings over Brisbane Roar. [ 6 ] On 20 July, Liverpool won 2–0 against Adelaide United with goals from James Milner and Danny Ings. [ 7 ] For the fourth game, Liverpool travelled to Malaysia to face Malaysia XI and the peer finished a finish each with goals from Patrick Wleh and Jordon Ibe. [ 8 ] On 1 August, Liverpool played against the finnish slope HJK Helsinki and won the pit 2–0 with goals from Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho. [ 9 ] Liverpool played their last match of the pre-season against Swindon Town and won the game 2–1 with goals from debutant Christian Benteke and youngster Sheyi Ojo, who scored the winning goal. [ 10 ] [ 11 ]
August [edit ]
On 7 August, James Milner was appointed the frailty captain of Liverpool FC. [ 12 ] On 9 August 2015, Liverpool won their open match against Stoke City in the Premier League. Philippe Coutinho scored the winning goal in the 86th moment with a long-range attempt which ultimately gave Liverpool a 1–0 succeed. [ 13 ] This victory came at the site of their biggest kill, when Stoke won 6–1 that May. [ 14 ] On 17 August, Liverpool played the second match of the league season at Anfield against AFC Bournemouth in a 1–0 win for Liverpool, in which Christian Benteke scored his first competitive goal for the club. [ 15 ] On 24 August, Liverpool played a 0–0 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. [ 16 ] On 29 August 2015, Liverpool lost the first meet of the season against West Ham United in a 3–0 win for the away side. This was West Ham ‘s beginning victory at Anfield since 1963. [ 17 ]
September [edit ]
On 13 September, Liverpool travelled to Manchester to play against Manchester United and suffered a 3–1 defeat in the latest episode of their competition. [ 18 ] On 17 September, Liverpool began their UEFA Europa League campaign with a 1–1 draw away against Bordeaux. [ 19 ] On 21 September, Liverpool played a 1–1 draw with Norwich City at home, with Danny Ings scoring the finish for Liverpool. [ 20 ] On 24 September, Liverpool won the one-third round match of the League Cup via penalties after 1–1 draw in 120 minutes against Carlisle United. [ 21 ] Liverpool registered a 3–2 victory over Aston Villa on 27 September with James Milner scoring in the moment hour of play and Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace. [ 22 ]
October [edit ]
Liverpool began the first match of the calendar month on 1 October, with even another 1–1 draw in the Europa league group stage game against Sion, where Adam Lallana scored his moment goal in a row in the contest. [ 23 ] On 4 October, Liverpool played their 225th Merseyside Derby against Everton with the game ending again in a 1–1 disembowel, Liverpool ‘s goal coming from Danny Ings. This was the fifth time in Liverpool ‘s previous six games that they had taken a 1–0 lead only to have the crippled end in a 1–1 draw ; they had just one acquire in their former nine games. [ 24 ] fair one hour after the game, director Brendan Rodgers was sacked following the leave which left Liverpool in one-tenth place after eight games. [ 25 ] [ 26 ] Later, it was known that the decision to sack him had already been made anterior to the equal against Everton. [ 27 ] The follow day, Rodgers released a statement through the League Managers Association, submit, “ I am, of course incredibly disappointed to be leaving … [ but ] it has been both an honor and a privilege to manage one of the game ‘s bang-up clubs. ” [ 28 ] On 8 October 2015, early Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp agreed a three-year cover to become Liverpool director, replacing Rodgers. [ 29 ] [ 30 ] Klopp ‘s debut game was a 0–0 away guide with Tottenham Hotspur on 17 October 2015. [ 31 ] On 22 October, Liverpool settled for a 1–1 score resulting even another draw, but this clock in the Europa League against Rubin Kazan. [ 32 ] Liverpool played second gear consecutive 1–1 hook and third base straight draw in all competitions on 25 October against Southampton. [ 33 ] On 28 October, Liverpool last ended three straight draw spree to win 1–0 against AFC Bournemouth in the fourth round and entered the quarter-finals of the League Cup. [ 34 ] Klopp won his first league game against Chelsea on 31 October in a 3–1 winnings, with a brace from Philippe Coutinho and a goal from christian Benteke. [ 35 ]
November [edit ]
November began with the Reds ‘ first Europa League win of the season, coming on 5 November in a 1–0 victory over Rubin Kazan, where Jordon Ibe scored his first ever competitive finish for Liverpool. [ 36 ] On 8 November, Klopp lost his first bet on against Crystal Palace in a 2–1 get the better of at Anfield. [ 37 ] however, the side bounced bet on after the external break with a 4–1 away win over Manchester City on 22 November, the club ‘s first league win at the Etihad Stadium since 2008. [ 38 ] Following this, his side advanced to the knockout stage of the Europa League following a 2–1 succeed over Bordeaux on 26 November. [ 39 ] Liverpool then climbed to sixth in the Premier League table with a 1–0 winnings over Swansea City thanks to a penalty from James Milner. [ 40 ]
December [edit ]
On 2 December, Liverpool played Southampton away in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. After going 1–0 down in the first minute of play, they produced a noteworthy comeback and won 1–6, with a goal from Jordon Ibe, a brace from Daniel Sturridge and a hat-trick from Divock Origi. [ 41 ] Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away kill at the hands of Newcastle United on 6 December. [ 42 ] Liverpool played a scoreless draw in the last match of the Europa League group stage against Sion on 10 December, finally finishing top of the group. [ 43 ] On 13 December, Liverpool played a 2–2 draw against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield, with Origi scoring in the sixth minute of injury time total of eight minutes. [ 44 ] On 20 December, Liverpool played against Watford at Vicarage Road and lost 0–3, making it Jürgen Klopp ‘s one-third loss as Liverpool coach. [ 45 ] On Boxing Day, Liverpool played Leicester City and went on to win 1–0 to a christian Benteke goal in the 63rd minutes of play. [ 46 ] On 30 December, Liverpool played their last game of 2015 against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, where the team won by 1–0. [ 47 ]
January [edit ]
On 2 January, Liverpool lost their first game of 2016 at the Boleyn Ground against West Ham, 2–0, West Ham ‘s first league double against Liverpool in 52 years. [ 48 ] On 5 January, Liverpool played Stoke off in the beginning branch of the semi-finals of the League Cup and won 1–0, with Jordon Ibe scoring. [ 49 ] On 8 January, Liverpool played Exeter City in the FA Cup away at St. James Park and drew 2–2, with Jerome Sinclair and Brad Smith score. [ 50 ] On 13 January, Liverpool played Arsenal at Anfield, the match ending in a 3–3 draw in which Roberto Firmino scored a pair and Joe Allen equalised for Liverpool in the 90th moment. [ 51 ] On 17 January, Liverpool lost 1–0 at Anfield to rivals Manchester United, with Wayne Rooney scoring the entirely goal. [ 52 ] On 20 January, Liverpool played Exeter City in the FA Cup third round play back at Anfield, winning 3–0 with goals from Joe Allen, Sheyi Ojo and João Carlos Teixeira. [ 53 ] On 23 January, Liverpool played Norwich at Carrow Road and won 5–4, with Adam Lallana scoring a winning finish in stop prison term. [ 54 ] On 26 January, Liverpool played the second stage of their League Cup semi-final against Stoke, losing 1–0 on the night but winning the punishment gunfight 6–5 and advancing to the final at Wembley Stadium. [ 55 ] The acquire was Liverpool ‘s 11th success in 13 penalty shoot-outs in all competitions. [ 56 ] On 30 January, Liverpool played West Ham at home and drew 0–0 in the FA Cup ; the two clubs will replay the match on 9 February. [ 57 ]
February [edit ]
On 2 February, Liverpool travelled to the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City, losing 2–0 through goals by Jamie Vardy. [ 58 ] On 6 February, Liverpool played Sunderland at Anfield and were leading 2–0 with goals from Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana, however in the 77th hour, more than 10,000 supporters, led by fan group Spirit of Shankly, staged the first base walkout in the golf club ‘s history in reaction to a proposed increase in ticket prices. [ 59 ] Sunderland went on to score two late goals and the match ended in a 2–2 draw. [ 60 ] The club and executive Ian Ayre reversed their marriage proposal and issued a formal apology in what was seen as a win for the supporters. [ 61 ] On 9 February, Liverpool travelled to the Boleyn Ground to play West Ham in the FA Cup fourthly round replay, losing 2–1 ; Philippe Coutinho scored a free kick on his comeback from his injury. [ 62 ] On 14 February, Liverpool beat Aston Villa 6–0 at Villa Park, with goals scored by Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Touré. It was the first fourth dimension in the Premier League era that Liverpool scored with six different goalscorers in a single match. Midfielder Kevin Stewart made his Premier League debut as a 66th-minute substitute, replacing Coutinho. [ 63 ] On 18 February, Liverpool travelled to the WWK Arena in Augsburg to play FC Augsburg, drawing 0–0 in their first leg Europa League tie. On 25 February, Liverpool played the second branch and won 1–0 with a penalty scored by James Milner in the fifth minute, advancing to the round of 16. [ 64 ] On 28 February, Liverpool played the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley against Manchester City, losing 3–1 on penalties after the crippled finished 1–1 after regular and excess time. Philippe Coutinho had scored the bet on ‘s equalizer in the 83rd minute to send the match to extra time and ultimately penalties. A winnings would have been Liverpool ‘s ninth League Cup, having survive won it in 2012. [ 65 ]
March [edit ]
On 2 March, Liverpool hosted Manchester City equitable three days after they lost the League Cup final. The equal was played at Anfield and was won 3–0 with goals from Adam Lallana, James Milner and Roberto Firmino. On 6 March, Liverpool played Crystal Palace away at Selhurst Park, winning 2–1 with a goal from Roberto Firmino after a mistake by the Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and an injury meter punishment from substitute Christian Benteke. [ 66 ] On 10 March, Liverpool played Manchester United at Anfield in the Europa League round of 16, winning 2–0 in the inaugural leg with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Firmino. [ 67 ] On 17 March, Liverpool travelled to Old Trafford to play United in the tie ‘s second gear leg and drew 1–1, progressing to future round by prevailing 3–1 on aggregate. [ 68 ]
April [edit ]
On 10 April, Liverpool beat Stoke City 4–1 at Anfield, making it the biggest winnings of the Jürgen Klopp era at home for Liverpool, with Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge netting once each in the beginning half, and Divock Origi scoring a brace in the second base. [ 69 ] On 14 April, Liverpool played Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-finals second leg at Anfield after a 1–1 away draw in the first peg on 7 April. The match started dreadfully for Liverpool with the club trailing 2–0 after nine minutes. early in the second half, Divock Origi scored to cut down the deficit, but Marco Reus put Borussia Dortmund 3–1 up on 57 minutes. With Liverpool requiring three more goals, Philippe Coutinho curled home from the edge of the area, Mamadou Sakho scored his first goal since December 2013 for the club from a corner on 78 minutes and last, in the first moment of wound time, Dejan Lovren headed in his first finish of the season off James Milner ‘s cross to send Liverpool through 5–4 on aggregate, with Liverpool winning 4–3 on the night. [ 70 ] On 17 April, Liverpool beat AFC Bournemouth 1–2 away at Dean Court. Klopp made ten changes to the team which had defeated Borussia Dortmund 4–3, including giving goalkeeper Danny Ward his debut. Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge netted one goal each before Joshua King scored an exceptional consolation goal in the third gear minute of second-half blockage time. [ 71 ] On 20 April, Liverpool defeated Everton 4–0 in the second Merseyside Derby of the season. Divock Origi and Mamadou Sakho scored a goal each late in the first half to give Liverpool a half-time leave. In the fiftieth minute, Ramiro Funes Mori was given a red card following his tackle on Origi which caused Origi ‘s substitution due to an injury sustained as a result of the harness. Origi ‘s ersatz, Daniel Sturridge, and Philippe Coutinho added goals. Liverpool was exceptionally dominant allele in the game, with 37 shots as opposed to Everton ‘s 3, american samoa well as having 67 % of the possession. This acquire moved Liverpool to seventh. [ 72 ] On 23 April, Liverpool welcomed former director Rafael Benítez to Anfield with his newfangled team, Newcastle, and drew 2–2. Despite leading 2–0 at half-time through goals by Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana, [ 73 ] the leash was cancelled out by a Papiss Cissé header when goalkeeper Simon Mignolet failed to clear a thwart and a Jack Colback ‘s low affect which took a huge deflection. Mamadou Sakho was not available for choice as UEFA was conducting an investigation into a possible dope rape ; he was replaced by Kolo Touré. [ 74 ] On 28 April, UEFA had announced the pause of Sakho for a probationary period of 30 days following a cocksure drug test. On the lapp day, Liverpool travelled to El Madrigal to play Villarreal, but were downed by a recently goal from substitute Adrián in the 92nd moment to lose 1–0. [ 75 ]
May [edit ]
On May Day, Liverpool travelled to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium with a much-changed team, enduring a hideous start after conceding two goals in the first half, the first base from an André Ayew header and the second base from a Jack Cork hit. christian Benteke nodded in to peg one for the visitors but Ayew ‘s irregular finish ended all hopes for a rejoinder ; the game ended in a 3–1 loss. [ 76 ] On 5 May, Liverpool played Villarreal at Anfield in the Europa League and won 3–0 through an own finish by Bruno Soriano and two goals by Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana. This guarantee qualification to the contest ‘s final after an aggregate scoreline of 3–1. On 8 May, Liverpool played Watford and won 2–0 at dwelling, goals coming from Joe Allen after a knock-down by Benteke, vitamin a well as a solo campaign by substitute Roberto Firmino. [ 77 ] On 11 May, Liverpool played Chelsea and drew 1–1, marking Klopp ‘s fiftieth crippled in mission and besides the concluding home crippled of the temper. Chelsea opened the scoring through Eden Hazard ‘s improbable inject on prey, but the meet was equalised in the dying moments after a Benteke header, capitalising on an mistake by goalkeeper Asmir Begović. [ 78 ] On 15 May, Liverpool played West Brom away and drew 1–1, marking Liverpool ‘s final game of the Premier League season. Jordan Ibe ‘s strike in the 23rd infinitesimal secured a target from the game. Liverpool ended the season in one-eighth position and did not qualify for any European competition based on league standings. [ 79 ] On 18 May, Liverpool played Sevilla in the Europa League concluding and lost 1–3 with the lone finish coming from Sturridge in the beginning half of the game. After the game, Klopp took full responsibility for the loss, saying, “ Tonight we could n’t reach the charge and it is my job to help the boys use these opportunities. I am creditworthy for this performance excessively, so no criticism for my players tonight. ” [ 80 ] Liverpool fans and pundits took to social media to slam Alberto Moreno ‘s performance, and even a request for Klopp to buy a new left back from Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher. [ 81 ] Former Liverpool greats Michael Owen and Steve McManaman besides hit out at left-back Moreno following his black expose .
First team [edit ]
- As it stands on 18 May 2016
- Last updated on 17 May 2016
New contracts [edit ]
Transfers and loans [edit ]
Transfers in [edit ]
- The tip may finally rise to £8 million subject to player ‘s performances and a 20 per penny sell-on clause .
- The fee may finally rise to £28.4 million submit to musician ‘s performances .
- The fee may finally rise to £12.5 million subject to player ‘s performances .
Transfers out [edit ]
- Fee may finally rise to £49,000,000 .
- Fee may finally rise to £10,000,000 .
Loans in [edit ]
|Start date||End date||Position||No.||Player||From club||Fee||Ref.|
|12 January 2016||End of season||CB||19||Steven Caulker||Queens Park Rangers||None|||
Loans out [edit ]
- Jones ‘ Blackpool loan was extended on 4 August 2015 .
transfer drumhead [edit ]
Friendlies [edit ]
Competitions [edit ]
overall [edit ]
Updated to match play 18 May 2016
Source : Competitions
overview [edit ]
|Premier League||38||16||12||10||63||50||+13||0 42.11|
|FA Cup||4||1||2||1||6||4||+2||0 25.00|
|League Cup||6||3||2||1||10||4||+6||0 50.00|
|Europa League||15||6||7||2||19||13||+6||0 40.00|
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Updated to match play 18 May 2016
Source : Competitions
Premier League [edit ]
League table [edit ]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).
Notes: source : Premier League Rules for classification : 1 ) Points ; 2 ) Goal deviation ; 3 ) Goals scored ; 4 ) Play-offs ( lone if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions ) .Notes :
Results compendious [edit ]
last updated : 15 May 2016.
generator : [ citation needed ]
Results by matchday [edit ]
= Loss Updated to match ( e ) played on 15 May 2016. beginning : Statto.com
Matches [edit ]
Win Draw Loss On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced. [ 131 ]
Liverpool v Arsenal
|13 January 2016 21||3–3||Liverpool|
|20:00 GMT||Firmino 10
Clyne 53 ‘
Referee: Mike Jones
FA Cup [edit ]
Win Draw Loss
League Cup [edit ]
Win Draw Loss
UEFA Europa League [edit ]
Group Stage [edit ]
On 28 August 2015, the draw for the group stage was made in Monaco. Liverpool were drawn with Rubin Kazan, Bordeaux and Sion. [ 132 ]
Win Draw Loss
Knockout phase [edit ]
Round of 32 [edit ]
Round of 16 [edit ]
concluding [edit ]
Squad statistics [edit ]
Appearances [edit ]
- Numbers in parentheses denote appearances as substitute.
- Players with no appearances not included in the list.
- As of match played 18 May 2016
Goalscorers [edit ]
Includes all competitive matches .
- As of match played 18 May 2016
Captains [edit ]
Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total appearances as captain are equal. Only includes players who started games as captain.
- As of match played 18 May 2016
clean sheets [edit ]
Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total clean sheets are equal.
- Correct as of matches played on 18 May 2016
|No.||Nat.||Player||Matches Played||Clean Sheet %||Premier League||FA Cup||League Cup||UEFA Europa League||TOTAL|
drumhead [edit ]
- As of 18 May 2016
disciplinary record [edit ]
- As of match played 18 May 2016
club awards [edit ]
End-of-season awards [edit ]
2016 Liverpool FC Players ’ Awards, held at the Exhibition Centre on 12 May 2016. [ 134 ]
- Liverpool Players Player of the Year Award: Philippe Coutinho
- Liverpool Supporters Player of the Year Award: Philippe Coutinho
- Liverpool Supporters Young Player of the Year Award: Emre Can
- Goal of the Season Award: Philippe Coutinho (vs. Manchester United, 17 March 2016)
- Performance of the Year: Philippe Coutinho (vs. Manchester City, 21 November 2015)
- Academy’s Players’ Player of the Year: Brad Smith
- Liverpool Ladies FC Players’ Player of the Season: Martha Harris
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Heighway
- Bill Shankly Community Award: Marie Rooney from Anfield Sports and Community Centre
- Supporters’ Club of the Year: Gauteng, South Africa
- Staff Recognition Award: Terry Forsyth
Liverpool Standard Chartered Player of the Month award [edit ]
Awarded monthly to the player that was chosen by fans voting on Liverpoolfc.com
References [edit ]
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