The best and worst Liverpool result of 2018
With just two Premier League games remaining in 2018 against Newcastle United and Arsenal, Liverpool can begin to reflect on a hectic year.
The Reds are currently top of the league standings and are unbeaten this season, as they look to win their first silverware under Jurgen Klopp.
Meanwhile, last campaign they secured another top four finish in the league and made it all the way to the Champions League final.
Here is the standout best and worst match of 2018 for the Merseyside giants:
Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City, 4 April 2018
Liverpool’s best result of the calendar year has to be the 3-0 demolition at Anfield last season of Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
The Reds took control of the European tie by hammering their Premier League rivals and eventually progressed to the semi-finals after a 2-1 win in the second leg.
Jurgen Klopp’s team took Manchester City apart, who are now the team they look to be fighting with this campaign for the Premier League title.
Liverpool were electric thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane, as they asserted their dominance on Pep Guardiola’s team.
Honourable mention: Liverpool have had some excellent moments in the last few months of the year and perhaps none more memorable than the Merseyside win over Everton on 2 December. They certainly weren’t at their fluent best in the contest, but it will long be remembered for a freak 96th minute winner from Divock Origi to secure a 1-0 victory in the league.
Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool, 26 May 2018
It was an exceptional achievement to reach the Champions League final, but losing in one has to go down as the low point of the year.
The English representatives were beaten 3-1 in Kiev and it was a final that was overshadowed by two dreadful individual mistakes from goalkeeper Loris Karius, who ended up leaving Anfield on loan in the summer.
Liverpool lost star man Mohamed Salah in the first-half through injury to dent hopes, before Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale (two) scored goals to break Merseyside hearts.