Liverpool, despite dismal Premier League results, have been victorious in their Europa League adventure. If they are not showing signs of greatness in UK competitions, they are definitely doing so on an international stage.
On March 10th, Liverpool defeated Manchester united 2-0 in the Europa League first leg. Sturridge converted a penalty in the 20th minute and Firmino netted the second goal in the 73rd. Liverpool were well on their way to the next round.
Their entrance into the Last 8 was confirmed a week later in the second leg. Although Martial netted a penalty for United in the 32nd minute; Coutinho levelled the scoreline in the 45th. This made the final result 3-1 on aggregate, with a tremendous triumph for Liverpool, especially considering that they had to face their rival twice!
Although they handled themselves well before Europe, their fans at home had little to rejoice about. The Reds managed to put two goals passed Southampton, however, this was topped by three goals from the opposing team. Despite their effort, Liverpool could take no goals home to add to their Premier League points total.
This April, Liverpool has, however, stepped up their game! Not only did they draw 1-1 with Tottenham and defeat Stoke 4-1 in the Premier League; they also took larger leaps in the Europa League. After drawing with Borrusia Dortmund 1-1 for the first leg, they went on to defeat them 4-3 in the second (and this was with the first two goals from the opposition going before 10 minutes of the game had even been played). Bravo!
Liverpool have a chance to raise the Europa League trophy, and we wish them all the best in doing so. However, they’re sitting at 8th place on the PL table, with only a few points seperating them from a much improved Chelsea. Liverpool can only guarantee themselves a Europa League spot next season by actually winning the Cup itself. It must be done.