Barry Fry has labelled this season a ‘disaster’ for Liverpool following their draw with Newcastle United at the weekend.
Liverpool’s hope of reaching the top four this season took a major blow on Saturday as they could only draw 1-1 at home with a struggling Newcastle United side, conceding a goal to Joe Willock in the last minute to put them four points off fourth place with just five games left in the season.
It is a major step back from where they have been in the previous few seasons when they were winning the Champions League and Premier League, and speaking in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Fry didn’t hold back in how he felt this season had gone for Jürgen Klopp’s men:
“I mean, after the previous two years, where they’ve been absolutely brilliant, this season’s been a disaster in as much as he’s had horrendous injuries for a horrendously long time and things like that, everything’s gone wrong for Liverpool this season.”
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As Fry says, a lot of this can be put down to the sheer number of injuries that Liverpool have had to put up with this season, which would have made it hard for any team to challenge for top honours if they had to go through the same.
And at the end of the day, after the two seasons that they have had, even three if you want to go back to 2017/18 when they reached the Champions League final, if this season ends up being a blip rather than the start of a downward spiral, you can’t imagine there will be many angry Liverpool fans in the near future.
However, if the club still aren’t bouncing back come next season when these players are back and fully healthy, that’s when inquests will really start to happen and Klopp might find himself under a bit of pressure.