A Look at Liverpool's Decade-Long Journey to their 2020 Premier League Victory

Let’s take a look at the decade-long journey of Liverpool FC from 2010 to 2020 that culminated in their ultimate victory.

Liverpool players celebrate a goal in a file photo. (Image: Twitter/Premier League)
By Karthik Raman | Feb 13, 2023 | 4 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


On June 25th, 2020, Liverpool Football Club achieved a feat that had eluded them for 30 years – they won the English Premier League title. It was a moment of euphoria for fans who had waited decades for the team to regain its former glory.

But how did they get here? Let’s take a look at the decade-long journey of Liverpool FC from 2010 to 2020 that culminated in their ultimate victory. And look further at what happened with their near miss for the 2021-2022 season and what they need to do now that they are 21 points behind leaders Arsenal this season.

2010-2013: The Early Years & Near Misses

The 2010s were not kind to Liverpool Football Club. After two consecutive 7th-place finishes in the Premier League, things began to look up for the club in 2012 with the arrival of manager Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers led the team to an impressive 2nd place finish, but after three years, it wasn’t enough for him to keep his job, as he was sacked after just three seasons in charge. He was replaced by German manager Jürgen Klopp, who would be pivotal in leading Liverpool FC toward success.

2014-2017: The Rise of Klopp

Klopp’s tenure began slowly with a dull 6th place finish in 2014-15, but things quickly took off from there. In 2016, he led them all the way into the Europa League final only to lose out on penalties against Sevilla.

The following season saw more near misses as they finished 4th in the league and again lost out on penalties, this time in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. These defeats proved motivating factors for Klopp and his players and spurred them onto bigger successes over successive seasons.

2018-2020: The Road To Victory

With increasing investment into both player transfers and youth development, Klopp built a team that would eventually become the champions of England. In 2018–19 they narrowly missed out on the title but still managed a 97-point haul which set a record jointly held with Manchester City, who also earned 97 points that year (an unprecedented feat).

This near miss motivated them further and showed as they finally broke through in the 2019–20 season by winning their first-ever Premier League title with 99 points – 7 clear of second-placed Manchester City.

2021-2022 Season Near Miss

Liverpool found themselves in a similar situation last season, as they were only one point behind leaders Manchester City going into the final week of play. However, their arch-rivals would once again prove too strong for them, as they held on to win the title by just one point.

It was a disappointing end to what had been an incredible season, but it showed the sheer determination and drive of Liverpool’s players to reach the top.

What Now?

Despite their near miss last season, Liverpool are not in a good position to challenge for this year’s title. Currently 21 points behind Arsenal, they will have to work hard to challenge for Champions League football.

Klopp and his players are undoubtedly determined to prove their mettle once again as they look to reclaim their title as English champions. Only time will tell if they can move up a few places, but with recent losses to Wolves, Brighton and Brentford, it isn’t looking great.

Focus on 2023-2024

It looks best for Liverpool to focus on a solid performance for the next season so they can be back at the top come 2023–2024.

The club must invest in world-class players, strengthen its youth academy and work closely with Klopp to ensure that his vision for the future is appropriately implemented.

The loss of superstar Sadio Mane has shown to be a vital blow for Liverpool, so the club must strive to find a suitable replacement to reclaim their spot at the top. It looks like Liverpool needs a replacement up front, and they need to look at their defence to lower their goal-conceded rate.

Liverpool FC has come a long way since the days of their low point in the 2011-2012 season. With Jürgen Klopp’s arrival, they have become one of the most successful teams in Europe and are currently looking to reclaim their spot at the top with back-to-back Premier League titles.

Although Liverpool suffered disappointment last season due to Manchester City’s narrow victory, they remain determined to prove themselves once again as they strive for success.

The club must continue investing in world-class players, strengthening its youth academy and working closely with Klopp if it wants to be ready for 2023–2024, when they will look to challenge for another title.

If this is seen over the next few months, it may be worth considering a punt on Liverpool for the 2023–2024 season, as the odds right now will be the best they have been in a long time. You can check out the newest online bookies for this to find the best odds around.

It is clear that Liverpool possesses all the necessary tools to succeed; now it’s up to them to put these pieces together and claim another Premier League title.



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