8) Emre Can could be the next big thing
The young German has undoubtedly been the find of the season. It’s hard to believe that he spent the first couple of months of the season sitting on the bench, if that, as he struggled to justify his selection in midfield. His being pressed into service as an emergency defender unleashed a potential that even the most ardent of Emre Can fans must have found surprising. Fast forward six months and it’s now hard to picture a Liverpool team without him.
7) Ongoing contract problems have been a major issue
Whether it’s Raheem Sterling or Jordan Henderson (via the Daily Express), constant speculation over the future of a key player is not productive to Liverpool performing at the best possible level. Sterling’s performances have certainly undergone something of a downturn since the discussions reached their peak, while his every move has been under scrutiny from the national press. This isn’t fair on a young player whose head must be spinning.