Liverpool Klopp Episode 51 - Hey Jude



And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Read more: Beatles - Hey Jude Lyrics | MetroLyrics

What a season it has been for EPL fans in general and LFC fans in particular! The final 10 matches are not without drama but the big dramas have been settled.

Who will win the EPL was settled a couple of matches ago when the Hotspurs wilted under the pressure and Leicester kept finding ways to get a result. Who will be relegated was answered mid-week with the Sunderland Black Cats squashed Everton and thus ended any chance for Norwich or Newcastle to snatch another year in the EPL.

What remains is jockeying for positions that could yield European football and bigger paydays. For a round up see this item in the Daily Mail. Liverpool's chances to qualify for Europa League via the EPL table is not great and in fact there is a scenario where they would have a playoff against West Ham after the season is over to determine who gets the last EPL Europa League slot.

West Brom vs. Liverpool, the final match of the EPL season for LFC. As for the line up against West Bromich Albion FC, it is likely to be an all "B-team" and "C-team" starting XI to rest the "A-team" for the Europa League finals coming up on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper: Bogdan
Defense: Skrtel, Llori, Smith, Flanagan
Midfield: Lucas, Stewart, Brannagan
Front: Teixeira, Ibe, Chirivella

The Echo writers have similar line-ups but think Benteke will start, utilize Lucas as a center-back and speculate that Ings will be ready to go. Indeed, if the medical staff have cleared him, he should get one half of play.

Game recap

1-1. Not much was expected since LFC was going to play an under-strength side in preparation for the Europa League. Additionally, West Brom has the 2nd lowest goal scoring side in the EPL. Highlights of the match, Ibe's equalizer goal, Ings and Henderson getting 25 minutes of playing time after being absent due to injury and 10 minute debut for Sergi Canos, a top young prospect.

Season recap

LFC finishes eighth this year in the English Premier League. Last year was my first campaign as a fan and the club had one terrific run in the middle of the season but at the end the team fell apart. This year Rodgers was on the hot seat from game one and it wasn't long before he was ousted. In the end, in terms of raw numbers, this year's team didn't quite match last year's team (62 vs. 60 points, 6th vs. 8th place). However, the mood is very different. The arrival of Klopp has shaken up things at Anfield with some dramatic victories along with some dud matches but overall its been an exciting time for the fans and things look hopeful!

Will be interesting to see if they can get silverware in the Europa League final and with it a spot in the Champion's league. After that, the fans will start tracking rumors regarding summer transfers of who is in and who is out.

But all in all things look positive and fans have some spectacular memories from this season.

Hey Jude, don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it
Better better better better better better, oh
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude
Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude ..........



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