Liverpool has always been known to be a Champions League club after clinching the title a few years back. Every year, they have been known for reaching the semifinals or finals of the European elite competition and have performed consistently for a few years.
As a result, the “Reds” supporters would expect them to reach the top 4 of the Premier League every season. But, in an unexpected turn of events, Jurgen Klopp’s army failed to reach the Champions League stage for the next year. As a result, their ace forward, Mohamed Salah, has expressed his devastation taking to social media.
Mo Salah expresses angst in Champions League failure
Mohamed Salah, alias the “Egyptian Pharaoh,” as he is fondly called by his fans, has been a top performer for the Reds since joining the club from Roma few seasons back. Since then, he has regularly featured in Klopp’s starting line-up, and went on to achieve several accolades on various occasions, which boasted of the prestigious Champions League and Premier League.
He took the social media to express his emotions and his angst and devastation could be evident from his choice of words.
Liverpool will play in the Europa League
Liverpool, after a topsy-turvy season, will finish the 2022/23 season in 5th position, narrowly missing out on a Champions League position. The surprise inclusion in the top four is Newcastle United, as Eddie Howe’s team had worked wonders this season. Liverpool, although had a seven-match winning streak in the last eight games, had been reprimanded for their inconsistent form this season by missing out in the top 4.
“I’m totally devastated”
The emotions in Salah’s tweet have reverberated across Liverpool, as each of his words could be felt. He said, “We let you [fans] and ourselves down.” The Egyptian international also added, “We had everything we needed to make it to next year’s Champions League, and we failed. We are Liverpool, and qualifying to the competition is the bare minimum. I am sorry but it’s too soon for an uplifting or optimistic post.”
Liverpool had a promising start to the season as they defeated defending champions of the Premier League Manchester City to clinch the Community Shield, but then went on to register victories in only two games out of the starting eight games of the League.
Mo Salah, who signed a lucrative contract for the “Reds” for three years last summer, has been expectedly to be the top performer for the “Reds,” with 19 goals coming off his foot.
Liverpool had severe up-downs this season with some unexpected results coming their way, with three of their eight away game defeats to relegation-threatened clubs like Nottingham Forest, Wolves, and Bournemouth. In the Champions League game against Real Madrid, they were comfortably defeated by “Los Blancos,” which proves their inconsistency this season.
They will be playing in the UEFA Europa League next season, along with several other clubs from all over Europe.