By Emma Sanders
It’s hard to think back through the last 12 months at Liverpool negatively, but under Jurgen Klopp there have still been several disappointments for the club and Football Insider chooses which three rank as the lowest.
Europa League final defeat (May 2016)
Klopp guided the Reds to two cup finals within eight months of taking over at the club and nobody would have predicted Liverpool reaching the Europa League final. In some ways this can be included as a high, but it was also one of the lowest points due to the manner in which they lost the final. Liverpool had overcome Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal in memorable fashion to reach the final and went into the game with confidence. They led 1-0 at half-time after a dominant opening 45 minutes but collapsed in the second half and eventually lost 3-1 in devastating fashion.
Ings season-ending injury (November 2016)
One of the most heart-breaking stories in the Premier League so far this season was the news of Ings’ second cruciate knee injury in as many years. The 24-year-old is hugely popular among the Anfield faithful and everybody wanted him to do well this season after battling his way back from his first serious knee injury. He was playing very well for the under-23s and had edged his way back into the first team squad for the cup fixtures against Derby and Tottenham but was dealt a devastating blow when he was ruled out until the end of the season yet again due to the same problem.
4-3 defeat against Bournemouth (December 2016)
There were plenty of disappointing draws and losses in the 2015-16 season but Liverpool are a different team under Klopp and the manner in which they lost to the Cherries earlier this month was a hammer blow. The Reds were flying at the top of the table and held a 3-1 lead after 75 minutes, only to concede three goals in 17 minutes to give Bournemouth a famous victory at Vicarage Road.
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