Liverpool club, the Premier League, started the current season 2022-2023, with a great shake in the level of results, as it collected two points from two draws and a loss in the first 3 rounds of the Premier League, to occupy the 16th place.
We review 4 main reasons behind the deterioration of Liverpool’s results at the beginning of the Premier League season.
1- Chain of injuries
Liverpool FC is missing 6 of its most prominent players in multiple positions on the field due to injuries, and they are Joel Matip (defender), Thiago Alcantara (midfield), Ibrahima Konate (defender), Curtis Jones (midfield), Diogo Jota (forward), Chamberlain (attacking midfielder), in addition to Uruguayan Darwin Nunez, due to a three-match ban after assaulting the Crystal Palace player in the second round.
2- Alison Becker’s level drop
Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been in a period of confusion since the start of the current season in the Premier League, where he played 3 games and conceded 5 goals.
3- Decreased level of defense and backers
The duo Van Dijk and Joe Gomez have been performing poorly at the defensive level with Liverpool, since the start of the Premier League, in addition to the relegation of the level of Andy Robertson and Alexander Arnold in the left and right back position, which was clearly shown in the England derby, against Manchester United, where the quadruple did not provide expected and desired performance.
4- Midfield old men
The Liverpool midfield is led by a number of players over the age of 30, including Jordan Henderson (captain), 32, James Milner, 36, and Thiago Alcantara, 31.
The three great midfielders affected the performance of the Reds midfield since the start of the Premier League, which gave the opponent the opportunity to control, which was evident during the derby against Man United, where Milner was the reason for the first goal of the Red Devils, due to poor coverage, and Henderson also failed to He cut Martial’s pass to Rashford before scoring the second goal.