Mid-Season Review: The Reds' Worst 19 Games Under Klopp
Can Liverpool Turn It Around in the Second Half of the Season?
In Premier League terms, we are at the exact halfway stage of the season for Liverpool (19 games in). It has felt like a long first half - both figuratively and literally. The World Cup break and the underwhelming performance streak has added to the feeling of a “long season”.
With 19 league games and 57 points still to play for it can be either good news or bad news. The former if the team improves and goes on a run where some hope is restored. The latter if the inconsistency continues on expected terms and we finish somewhere between fifth and tenth in the table.
Liverpool have accumulated 29 points from 19 league games at an average of 1.53 points per game (ppg). If we look on from the 2016/17 season onwards (Jürgen Klopp’s first full season in charge of the Reds), this team never had such a low number of points after 19 games. The previous low was in 2017/18 - 35 points at 1.84 ppg. They finished that season strongly with 40 points from the remaining 19 games and a run till the Champions League Final.
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