What a season it was for Liverpool last term.
The Reds were in fantastic form throughout the whole Premier League campaign, racking up 30 wins and suffering just the one defeat.
Although they were unable to win the trophy, they ended up just one point off Manchester City at the top, with the title race going down to the very final day.
However, they picked themselves up from that ultimate disappointment to win the Champions League, and became European champions for the sixth time in their history.
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Such was the quality of their displays, they were unsurprisingly well represented in the UEFA.com’s Fans’ Team of the Year, which saw no less than five Reds included.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 15, 2020
However, Tuesday’s announcement didn’t seem to go down as well as you would have expected with the Liverpool fans, as many expressing that there weren’t enough representatives from the Merseyside outfit.
It should be there whole squad there because our players had a phenomenal season but anyway shoutout to those who made it pic.twitter.com/3uazrfAgf0
— H (@ThelastkingH) January 15, 2020
There’s a fair case to be made that there are 6 missing that should be there!!
— Gabhan O’Loughlin (@GabhanOLoughlin) January 15, 2020
Could’ve been all of them tbf
— Nick (@Vondopoulos) January 15, 2020
Whilst it was never likely to be full of just Liverpool players, it is not the most bizarre shout in the world. After all, the likes of Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold also played big roles in their side’s success in 2019.
The Reds duo for example, inspired the Merseyside outfit’s sensational comeback over Barcelona at Anfield, with the former netting a brace and the latter teeing up Divock Origi for the decisive goal from a corner.
Some Reds fans took particular issue with Mohamed Salah’s omission from the team of the year – a couple of supporters in particular suggesting the Egyptian was “robbed”.
Salah robbed most underrated player 😏
— N.H (@Nivo_14) January 15, 2020
Are you joking!! Where’s salah
— Kareem Sameer (@KareemS59349342) January 15, 2020
— Shailendra (@svkShailendra) January 15, 2020
With five goals and two assists in 12 matches in last season’s Champions League, there is definitely a case to be made for his inclusion. However, that would potentially mean taking Lionel Messi out of the team, and the Barcelona superstar managed 12 goals and three assists in just 10 matches.
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Others, meanwhile, questioned why Roberto Firmino was not in the XI, as one fan simply declared the forward has found himself “underrated as usual”.
Bobby so underrated as usual
— 🗼 (@Benlfcx) January 15, 2020
Are you kidding me？Where‘s Bobby？
— FirmoNJe19 (@Jerry007wang) January 15, 2020
The Brazil international scored 16 goals and provided eight assists in all competitions last term, but bearing in mind that Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski scored 28 and 40 times respectively, it was always going to be a hard task to include the 28-year-old.
Even with five men named in the team, it seems as though you can’t keep everyone happy.
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