After this poor start to the season, many fans are asking the question of what exactly happened to Liverpool. This season’s team certainly doesn’t seem like the one that came second in the Premier League by one point and finished the UEFA Champions League as runners-up last season. They are 9th in the Premier League at the moment and lost 4-1 to Napoli in their first Champions League game of the season.
One reason for this poor start to the season may be the departure of Sadio Mane. Although Mohamed Salah was often seen as the team’s star player, following Mane’s departure, Liverpool’s form has been poor. Furthermore, the man who was supposed to be their star signing, Darwin Núñez, has not lived up to the expectations of Liverpool’s fans. And now, Liverpool have failed to win 5 of their first 7 league games.