As we approach 2020 and the end of the decade the meteorite rise of Liverpool Football Club has been a story that has stood out in the sporting world. From being within two weeks of going out of business at the beginning of the decade Liverpool are now finishing it by winning the Club World Cup and by doing so cementing their place as the best team in the world. The decade has seen highs and lows for the team from Merseyside and as we approach 2020 here’s a look back at the journey Liverpool have taken over the last 10 years.
Brink of bankruptcy
It seems like a lifetime ago that as fans we were actually worried about the potential of witnessing Liverpool Football Club going out of business but at the beginning of 2010 that was very much the reality that was facing the club. The Hicks and Gillett regime had completely run Liverpool into the ground both on and off the pitch, the team lacked serious investment with all the world-class players we had at the time coming in before the American owners took over, and while they did splash the cash in order to buy Fernando Torres in 2007 investment in players after that was few and far between. Off the pitch the American duo, who were nicknamed Tom and Jerry by us fans for their cartoon-like running of the club, were using Liverpool finances as their own personal bank role, in order to get themselves out of the red the two Americans had transferred their own personal debt onto the club and by electing family members onto the board it was looking more and more like they were going to get away with it. Liverpool Football Club was in over £100 million of debt and seriously in trouble both on and off the pitch.
The club entered 2010 14 points off the pace in the title race and struggling to even qualify for the top four, we had already dropped out of the Champions League at the group stages and were instead looking at Europa League football for at least for the rest of the season. The then manager Rafa Benitez was coming under increasing pressure and it looked like a matter of time before he would be sacked by the club. In early spring of 2010 there was finally a bit of good news for Reds supporters, Hicks and Gillet had finally decided to sell the club after wave upon wave of protests from Liverpool fans. However that was only half of the battle, a buyer still needed to be found and the greedy Americans still wanted to recoup the money that they paid to buy the club, even though financially we were in a far worse position than when they took over. An SOS call was sent out by supporters as an independent chairman, Martin Broughton, was brought in to oversee the sale of the club at a reasonable price. Broughton, a life long Chelsea supporter, saw The Reds lose to Chelsea on the final home game of the season which effectively gave Chelsea the title. Liverpool ended up drawing their final game 0-0 away at Hull City and finish the season in 7th position 23 points behind winners Chelsea. This meant that Liverpool could qualify for the Europa League the following season but would have to play a couple of qualifying matches in early July, mid-way through their pre-season preparations, not the best start for the new season and things were only going to get worse.
Rafa out Hodgson in
A week after the 2009/10 season finished it was announced that Liverpool Football Club would be parting ways with Rafa Benitez and the search for a new manager began. In the coming days loads of exciting names were linked with the job such as Didier Deschamps and Jurgen Klinsmann, which left fans buzzing with excitement at what they believed would have been a new era at Liverpool Football Club. However, what Liverpool ended up with was a dinosaur of the game in charge, in June that year Roy Hodgson was named Liverpool manager, much to the displeasure of many supporters who felt like this was a backward step and indeed they were proved to be right. Hodgson didn’t have the easiest start to the season, while preparing for pre-season he also had to contend with competitive matches in the shape of the qualifying rounds for the Europa League and as if that wasn’t bad enough Liverpool started the Premier League season at home to Arsenal then away at Manchester City. Also because Liverpool were between owners with a new buyer not yet found summer investment towards players was virtually non-existent which meant Hodgson had to do his summer shopping off the bottom shelf of football, buying players who were either were past their sell-by date, like Joe Cole, or who lacked the quality to get into Liverpool’s reserve team let alone our first team, like Paul Konchesky. Liverpool’s season started with a whimper, new boy Joe Cole was sent off early on against Arsenal at Anfield and just when Liverpool looked like they might get all three points and a howler from Pepe Reina meant Liverpool had to settle for a draw. We went to the Etihad for our second game and got absolutely slaughtered by an up and coming Manchester City team losing 3-0 and despite Liverpool finally getting three points at home against West Brom many fans were worried about the direction the club was going. In all honesty the Hodgson reign is probably worth forgetting about altogether, Loses at home against Blackpool and away in the Derby just added to the misery that was engulfing the entire club at that time and even though Liverpool did pick up a win against league leaders Chelsea at Anfield it was clear to see Hodgson was out of his depth and something needed to give.
FSG saves the day
In the autumn of 2010 it was finally announced that Fenway Sports Group would be buying the club in a multimillion-pound takeover and John W Henry would become the principal owner of Liverpool Football Club. It’s fair to say that the news was met with mixed reactions from supporters, whilst there was a sense of relief in the air many people were still sceptical of the fact that we had another American in charge of the club and the old saying of “what do Americans know about football?” was being taunted all over the terraces. After the news broke and FSG had acquired the club fans straight away wanted to know what was happening regarding the manager situation, it was clear for the world to see that Hodgson didn’t possess the technical know-how needed to be Liverpool manager and with Kenny Dalglish seemingly waiting in the wings fans wanted the change to be made sooner rather than later. It was an away trip to Blackburn in early January that was the final nail in Roy Hodgson coffin, a 3-1 loss where Liverpool were out-gunned and outsmarted in every single department meant that FSG had to make their first meaningful decision. A couple of days after the game it was announced that Roy Hodgson would be sacked as Liverpool manager and fans favourite Kenny Dalglish would be given the reigns until the end of the season.
The return of The King
Like with his predecessor, Dalglish didn’t have the easiest of starts as Liverpool manager, he started with an FA Cup third-round trip away to Manchester United the day after being appointed. As if that wasn’t bad enough Liverpool found themselves a goal down and a man down within 20 minutes with Steven Gerrard of all people getting sent off. Despite losing against United then again in mid-week against Blackpool everyone was looking forward to the King taking his throne back at Anfield again as Liverpool took on Everton. The Reds only got a 2-2 draw in that game but the signs were still promising and a week later against Wolves Dalglish picked up his first win as an in-form Fernando Torres helped himself to two goals in a 0-3 win. Torres coming back into form was both good and bad for Liverpool as even though his goals helped us out in the next few matches it also meant that Chelsea started sniffing around for the Spaniard and even though Liverpool had announced the signing of Luis Suarez to partner Torres upfront the Spanish international decided that he had enough of languishing in mid-table and after a British record transfer fee of £50 million was agreed Torres left Liverpool on deadline day much to the anger of Liverpool fans. Despite Liverpool buying Suarez, the selling of Torres meant Liverpool still only had one recognised striker at the club and as the transfer deadline ticked nearer panic began to set in, Liverpool needed a striker badly and the £35 million purchase of Andy Carroll was made in order to fill the gap left by Torres, Carroll was injured at the time and would have to wait a further 6 weeks before he could make his Liverpool debut. Liverpool’s second game after Torres was away at Chelsea and as the Spaniard lined up against the Reds for his first started for his new club a determine Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners leaving Torres with egg on his face after being tormented by Liverpool supporters all game. Suarez took to the Premier League like duck to water and Liverpool looked reinvigorated with King Kenny back at the helm, Carroll finally got off the mark in April that year and Liverpool went from a team that was only four points off relegation in January to a team that was still in the hunt for a top-four finish with three games to go and while evidently they fell short no one could deny this had been one hell of a comeback, and after a 3-0 win over Manchester United Dalglish was given a permanent deal.
The wheels falling off
In the next season Liverpool focused very much on buying and developing youth, this was very much the FSG model and one that had worked very well for the baseball team that they own, the Boston Red Sox. English talent like Jordan Henderson and Stuart Downing we’re both acquired as well as a host of other names. Liverpool started the season pretty well and looked on course for a decent season by many accounts, however, this all began to unravel after the game at Anfield against Manchester United in October. Now they are many different theories as to what lead to the events that unfolded over the course of that game, was Alex Ferguson scared of Kenny Dalglish? Did he deliberately set Patrice Evra onto Luis Suarez in order to get a reaction? The fact is we don’t know but after the game Evra claimed that he was racially abused by Suarez, a claim that Suarez denied. Whether he did or not is still a question that is up for debate but in the Premier League’s eyes Suarez was guilty and what resulted was an eight-match ban for the Uruguay International. Dalglish decided to publicly back his man and before a game against Wigan over the Christmas period Liverpool players all wore Suarez T-shirt’s to show their support for their teammate. In a normal situation this probably would have united the club but in the context of racism many black Liverpool supporters and some players felt isolated by the club’s support towards an alleged racist, this, in turn, created more controversy and more headlines which unsettled the players and the fans further and as a result of this the wheels just completely fell off Liverpool’s season. They went from a team hoping to get into the Champions League to a team that was struggling to get into Europe and despite leading them to a Carling Cup victory and an FA Cup final Dalglish was sacked at the end of the season and once again the search for a new manager was on.
The Rodgers years
In the summer of 2012 Brendan Rodgers was announced as Liverpool manager, a young, exciting and charismatic coach Rodgers fitted into the mould that FSG were trying to create in developing young talent. Rodgers had guided Swansea to promotion into the Premier League and what was even more remarkable is that he managed to keep them up there in their first season. Rodgers came with a 180-page dossier of how he wanted this Liverpool team to play and what he saw for the future of the club, all of this impressed the owners and because of Liverpool’s position in English football at the time and the lack of candidates coming forwarded for the job Rodgers seemed the logical choice. The Northern Irishman had a very difficult start to his Liverpool career, losing 3-0 away to West Brom on the opening day, it wasn’t until his 6th Premier League match away at Norwich that Rodgers finally picked up his first three points as Liverpool’s manager, as the players got used to his style Liverpool began climbing the table and with Suarez looking like he put the antics of the previous seasons behind him the Uruguay international began racking up the goal count and was beginning to look like a world-class striker. However it was a match in April 2013 that once again landed Suarez in controversy, during a challenge with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic Suarez appeared to bite the Serbian international and yet again found himself on the wrong end of a lengthy ban, this time it was 11 matches which meant he would miss the first six matches of the next season. Liverpool ended up finishing the season in 7th position but because Wigan unexpectedly won the FA Cup the Reds were denied a place in Europe for the following campaign. Once more it was the end of an era as Jamie Carragher announced that he would be retiring at the end of the season, as well as Carragher Rodgers had taken the controversial decision to let big players who had played key roles for Liverpool down the years leave the club and had replaced them with light weights. Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy were all told they could leave the club within Rodgers’s first year and many felt the players that were bought in such as Simon Mignolet and Fabio Borini were not up to the quality needed to play for Liverpool at the highest level. The signing that got the most backlash from supporters including myself had to be Joe Allen, the Welshman arrived with Rodgers from Swansea and as a deep-lying midfielder seemed to possess an inability to pass the ball forward, so much so that even Alan Shearer singled him out as Liverpool’s weak link on Match Of The Day and he wasn’t wrong. However not all of Rodgers’s signings were bad, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho both hit the ground running in a Liverpool shirt and The Reds also had a rising star in an academy graduate Raheem Sterling. These three players, as well as Suarez and Gerrard, would play important roles in the next season.
The title run
At the beginning of 2013/14 season Liverpool’s expectations were just to qualify in the top four, not even the most positive supporter would have envisioned the Reds mounting a title challenge, yet that is exactly what happened. With Suarez missing the first six matches of the season Liverpool started steadily but once they had their main man back in action and armed with their Suarez and Sturridge, S A S, combination The Reds went from strength to strength and ended up at the top of the table on Christmas Day, however, a disappointing Christmas period saw Liverpool slip behind their rivals slightly. Going into January Liverpool were still in the hunt for the title and then went on a crazy 11 match winning streak that saw them get within five points of the title.
In April 2014 Chelsea came to town with Liverpool needing five points from their remaining three matches to become Premier League Champions. The world and its mother knew how Mourinho’s Chelsea were going to line up and the bus had already been parked in front of the Liverpool goal days before kick-off, the maths was simple, get a draw against Chelsea and win the last two matches and that would be enough to see Liverpool as Champions, there was no need to risk losing anything to Chelsea. However Rodgers had other ideas, a former coach at Chelsea under Mourinho’s first spell in charge, Rodgers wanted to prove that the student had become the master and despite injuries to Sturridge and a suspension for Jordan Henderson Rodgers still named an attacking line-up with the intention of going and winning the game. It was this move that would evidently cost Rodgers his job 18 months later. The plan backfired big time as a Steven Gerrard slip just before half time enabled Demba Ba to run through on goal with no defenders in sight, Ba tucked the ball away putting Chelsea 1-0 up. Even though the goal came as a result of Gerrard slipping many Liverpool fans including myself blame Rodgers for that goal. Liverpool still had another 45 minutes to play and it’s crazy to think that a slip from a midfielder on halfway can lead to the opposition player running through on goal. Where was our defence? Rodgers had decided to push everyone forward and therefore leaving us exposed at the back, there was absolutely no need to go all out at that point in time, in fact there was no need to go all out in that game at all, Rodgers just had to play it safe and make sure we didn’t concede which he didn’t and that lead to the first goal. Try as we may in the second half Liverpool just couldn’t find a way through and as we pushed more and more players forward Chelsea hit us with a counter-attack in stoppage time that meant Mourinho had ruined the party, exactly what he wanted. Liverpool then went to Crystal Palace knowing that they had to overturn a nine-goal difference if they were going to win the title from Manchester City. after being 3-0 up in only 55 minutes Rodgers decided once again to go for it and once again it backfired, whilst Liverpool were throwing players forwarded Palace ended up getting three late goals and effectively ending Liverpool’s dream of winning the title.
Life after Suarez
After Liverpool ended 2013/14 season it was evident that Luis Suarez would be making a move to Barcelona in the summer and another incident of biting in the World Cup meant that the Liverpool owners had finally lost their patience with the Uruguay International. Despite getting £75 million from Barcelona for him Liverpool failed to capitalise on the money and instead of buying a like for like replacement we went after potential instead, deciding to put our faith in the next generation. Adam Lallana and Alberto Moreno we’re both bought in as well as Ricky Lambert for some much-needed experience. Liverpool still needed a striker to replace Suarez and decided to leave it late and buy Mario Balotelli. Even the most diehard Liverpool supporter would have told you that this was a gamble and yet again the gamble didn’t pay off. Balotelli was an absolute flop only scoring twice in the entire season, as well as this Daniel Sturridge spent most of the season on the injury table as Liverpool’s season just crumbled away. To make matters worse in January that year Steven Gerrard announced that he would be leaving the club when his contract expired in the summer. Many people around the club felt that Gerrard had not been offered a suitable new deal as Rodgers wanted to push him out of the club in order to gain control of the dressing room. Of course, all of this is rumours but didn’t help with what was turning out to be a very disastrous year and even though the Liverpool supporters were determined to get the team to the FA Cup final, which that year was on Gerrard’s birthday and would have been his final game for the club, Liverpool got knocked out by Aston Villa in the semi’s after being outplayed. We finished the season in 6th position despite re-entering the Champions League earlier that campaign Liverpool got knocked out at the group stage and went out of the Europa League in our first game of that competition as well, overall it has been a very disappointing campaign which ended with a 6-1 lost at Stoke.
Klopp for the Kop
At the beginning of 2015/16 season it was evident that Liverpool had lost all sense of identity, the link between the fans and the club had been broken with the departure of Gerrard and results as well as performances on the pitch were way below par, something had to give. So after a disappointing Derby Day draw away at Everton the Liverpool owners decided to pull the plug on Brendan Rodgers contract and within hours of him getting the sack there was only one name on everyone’s lips, Jurgen Klopp. The charismatic German had been on a sabbatical after guiding Borussia Dortmund to two German League titles. Within a week of looking Liverpool manage to land Klopp and he was unveiled as Liverpool’s manager. Klopp came with a unique way of playing, gegenpress was a high energy way of playing that involved pressing teams high up the pitch and winning the ball deep in the opposition half, the style had worked well for him in Germany and he wanted to bring that to Liverpool. As well as his style Klopp also made an impact with supporters straight away, before he even took his first training session Klopp went into some of the local pubs in order to have a chat with the fans and understand where they were in all of this mess. You just got the feeling that he got it, he understood what football meant to the fans and what the club meant to the city. He understood all of it without even seeing any of his players kick a ball. However, Klopp did have big problems in his first season as the players were not used to his high energy style and injuries began to mount up, also Liverpool’s inability to defend set-pieces were becoming a real problem. despite all this the German genius managed to take us to two cup finals, the EFL Cup Final, which Liverpool lost on penalties to Manchester City, and the Europa League Final, where we lost 3-1 against Sevilla. However, the Europa League journey gave us one of the best nights that Anfield has ever seen when Liverpool came back to beat Klopp’s old club Dortmund 4-3 with a last-minute goal by Dejan Lovren which lifted the roof off Anfield.
The following season saw the unveiling of the new Main Stand which was designed to hold another 8,500 supporters. The stand looked massive and gave Anfield a modern feel as it towered over the rest of the stadium. Liverpool also had a new star in Sadio Mane which we bought from Southampton for £34 million. The Senegal international was an instant hit with supporters, scoring a beautiful individual goal on his debut against Arsenal and forming a formidable partnership with Coutinho and Roberto Firminho. Liverpool enjoyed a successful campaign finishing the season 4th and qualifying for the Champions League all be it via a qualifying round. The next season saw more key signings made, the £33 million purchase of Mohamed Salah as well as the £35 million purchase of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, further added to the quality of the squad and the £48 million buy of Nabby Keita broke new ground for Liverpool in the transfer market or be it that signing wouldn’t arrive at Liverpool until the next summer. However, it wasn’t all about spending big for Klopp and Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, a product of the Acadamy, was beginning to make an impression in the first team and it wasn’t long before the young scouser became our first-choice right-back. On the other side we had Andy Robertson, a young Scot who was acquired from relegated Hull City for a mere £8 million, it wasn’t long before Robertson became the first-choice left-back for the club and Liverpool realised that they had spent peanuts on two of the best full-backs in the country. Also Joel Matip was acquired on a free transfer and as well as James Milner, who also came on a free from Manchester City in 2015, meant that Liverpool were beginning to find diamonds in the rough. By now Klopp’s team was beginning to take shape but there were still two areas that he desperately needed to address. In January 2018 Liverpool finally decided to fix their leaky defence by going big on Virgil Van Dijk. £75 million made a lot of jaws drop at the time and even though Coutinho left for Barcelona Liverpool were beginning to become a real force in Europe once again. Van Dijk made an instant impact on his debut, scoring the winning goal at the Kop end against Everton in an FA Cup third-round tie, all of a sudden £75 million was looking like a bargain.
Despite the odds Liverpool did manage to get to the Champions League Final by turning Anfield into a fortress, Mohamed Salah had reached the form of his life and was producing figures that were rivalling Messi and Ronaldo, the Egyptian King was not only adored by Liverpool supporters but as a practising Muslim himself was also beginning to break down barriers and challenging stereotypes regarding Islamophobia, arguably doing more to change perceptions of Islam then the Tory government had done since 2010. Like I said before Anfield had become a fortress and Liverpool blew away Manchester City and Roma on the way to the 2018 Champions League Final. Unfortunately, there was still one piece of the jigsaw still missing and as Liverpool took on Real Madrid in Kiev their weak link became heavily exposed. After losing Mohamed Salah early in the first half with a shoulder injury the Liverpool keeper Loris Karius made a series of absolute blunders that ended up costing the Reds the game and the trophy as Liverpool lost 3-1.
The missing piece of the jigsaw
Liverpool badly needed a new keeper and a world-class one at that, not since Pepe Reina was in between the sticks at Anfield had Liverpool had anything like a world-class goalkeeper and so the search was on to find the missing piece in the jigsaw. Klopp and his scouting team allegedly watched videos of over 70 keepers and analysed who would be the best fit. In July 2018 Paul Joyce, who then worked for the Liverpool Echo, drop the bomb on Twitter announcing that Liverpool had made their move for the Roman keeper Alisson in what was expected to be a £67 million deal, a world-record fee for a goalkeeper. Again this led to a lot of jaws being dropped and later on that day the club officially announced the news with pictures of Alisson wearing the full Liverpool goalkeeping kit, finally seems like Liverpool had solved their goalkeeping crisis.
Going into the 2018/19 season Liverpool were hot favourites to be the nearest challenge to Manchester City for the Premier League title, however, no one expected what lay ahead in what was the tightest Premier League race in recent history. Liverpool and Manchester City went toe to toe for the entire season, trading punches week after week, game after game. By December Liverpool found themself seven points clear at the top of the table after beating Everton in what was one of the closest Derby’s in living memory, Divock Origi’s 96th-minute winner sent Anfield and Klopp crazy with delight and gave me my best moment ever at Anfield.
However, a dodgy January saw Liverpool drop points, including losing at Manchester City, all of a sudden the race was back on. Liverpool were flying high in the Champions League after qualifying from a group of death in which The Reds were in the same group as Napoli and PSG. Three away losses meant Liverpool had to beat Napoli in the final group match either by 1-0 or if Napoli scored Liverpool had to win by two clear goals, Olympiakos all over again. Thanks to Muhamed Salah’s goal midway through the first half and then an unbelievable save from Alisson in injury time Liverpool hang on to a 1-0 win and qualified for the knockout rounds. After January The Reds looked to had steady the ship again and after Manchester City lost to Newcastle midway through February The Reds had the chance to extend the gap at the top of the table to seven points. We played Leicester at Anfield the next evening however this mark the start of a very tricky period for Liverpool as we drew four out the next five League matches leaving us one point behind Manchester City going into March.
In Europe Liverpool handled things a lot better, after demolishing Bayern Munich 1-3 in their own backyard we played Porto in the quarter-finals and absolutely blew them away winning 6-1 on aggregate. We also picked up the pace in the Premier League and thanks to a series of dramatic late winners against Fulham and Tottenham, Liverpool were taking the title race right down to the wire. As if the season hadn’t been dramatic enough the last week just seem to explode with drama, after being battered and bruised By Barcelona in the Camp Nou Liverpool went to Newcastle on the penultimate weekend of the Premier League season knowing that only a win would take the title race to the final day. Liverpool left late again but a powerful header from Divock Origi gave Liverpool all three points and meant Manchester City had to beat Leicester to maintain their advantage. On that Monday night it looked like Leicester might actually do Liverpool a favour by getting a 0-0 draw that was until Vincent Kompany decides to smack 30-yard volley into the top corner giving City the points. The next day Liverpool had to pick themselves back up, come out and somehow overturn a 0-3 deficit against Barcelona in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final in what was described as the greatest night that Anfield had ever seen. After scoring an early goal Liverpool went into half-time leading 1-0 on the night but still needing a couple more goals. However an injury to Andy Robinson meant that Gini Wijnaldum would have to come on for the second half. Gini made an instant impact, scoring twice in the first 10 minutes of the second half to level the tire up. Then came the moment Anfield had been dreaming of, a quickly taken Trent Alexander-Arnold corner in front of the Kop caught out the entire Barcelona defence and found its way to Origi, Origi managed to keep the ball down and fire it into the back of the net lifting the roof off Anfield, Liverpool had somehow done it, a second Champions League Final in two years and a third European final in the last four years awaited club as Liverpool would take on Tottenham in Madrid.
The final day of the Premier League season saw Liverpool falling just short, despite beating Wolves 2-0 and notching up an impressive 97 points in total, City also beat Brighton 1-4 which meant they would claim the Premier League title by one point, even though it was disappointing there was a great sense of pride at what the Liverpool players had managed to achieve as well as excitement over the prospect of another Champions League potentially coming home. On the 1st of June 2019 Liverpool and Tottenham met at the Metropolitano Stadium to do battle for the biggest prize in European football. Still wounded by the events of last season and not been able to claim the Premier League Liverpool came out of the blocks fired up and were awarded a penalty within the first minute. Muhamed Salah stepped up and after being injured in the last season final it was a chance of redemption, Salah didn’t disappoint firing the ball home to put The Reds 1-0 up. Liverpool then had to wait until the 87th minute to get a second but as Divock Origi blasted the ball into the back of the net players and fans soon realised that number six was coming home. The final whistle sparked scenes of joy for both the players and fans and the next day as Liverpool brought the trophy home they were greeted by almost a million people on the streets of Liverpool.
So after what was a very successful season there was still a hole in the Liverpool cabinet as the Premier League itch still hadn’t been scratched, we went into this season wanted to put that right and despite losing in the Community Shield Liverpool managed to pick up the European Super Cup and after the events of last Saturday The Reds became World Champions for the first time in a club is history.
Weather Liverpool go on to become Premier League Champions this season we’ll have to wait-and-see but a 13 point lead after the Christmas period looks very healthy. No one can deny the last decade has been a rollercoaster ride for the club and its supporters but as we approach 2020 one thing’s for sure the future has never looked brighter for the Red half of Merseyside. Liverpool Football Club have reached the highest point of world football and I truly believe the next decade could see an era of domination for The Reds. So here’s to another decade for Liverpool Football Club, hopefully the next one can bring more trophies, more drama and more unforgettable moments that will live with us forever.