Liverpool will not suffer title-race hangover, says sports psychologist

Liverpool will not suffer title-race hangover, says sports psychologist

Javier Howell
May 14, 2019

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner hinted as much when he said: "We're disappointed we didn't win the league but it was a remarkable season, the squad is exciting and I think we've made a lot of friends around the world".

We've still got a massive game coming up and then we can focus on next season.

"They just happened to be competing with a team that always got its nose in front and they couldn't have done any more about it".

Liverpool's players will not be weighed down by the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title as they prepare for the Champions League final, according to sports psychologist Richard Cox. They won three matches this year.

Liverpool finished with the third-highest points tally in top-flight history with 97, bettered only by City's 98 this season and 100 in the previous campaign.

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News soon filtered through from the Amex that Brighton had taken the lead over Man City, however the celebrations at Anfield were short-lived as Pep Guardiola's side scored twice in ten minutes to head back above the Reds.

They haven't quite been able to replicate their scintillating goalscoring exploits from last term in the league, but Guardiola's side have been even more clinical in domestic cup competitions, as well as Europe.

It was Guardiola's second trophy of 2018/19 after City already won the League Cup and the fifth overall since joining the Citizens in 2016.

When picking his Team of the Year, Crooks included the Dutchman alongside teammates Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane.

Manchester City defended their crown as champions in a duel with Liverpool that went right to the final day but the Reds have secured Champions League football next season alongside Chelsea and Tottenham. We've come a long way since last season and closed the gap to City.

Van Dijk's influence on Liverpool's season was huge, helping the side to 21 clean sheets which saw goalkeeper Alisson Becker collect the Golden Glove award.