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    Football: Are Liverpool actually “Bad Champions” compared to others?

    Liverpool won their first Premier League title in 2020. This came following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City, and the team looked to do this yet again in 2021.

    The current performance of the team presents the question, Was the team’s performance left behind last year?

    There are only 15 games yet to play for Liverpool, and they could still improve significantly, but after the remarks made by Roy Keane (And others on social media) are Liverpool actually doing as bad of a job as everyone thinks?

    Let’s compare;

    SEASONDEFENDING CHAMPIONSPOINTSPOINTS PER GAMEPOSITION
    2020/21Liverpool40*1.74*4*
    2019/20Man City812.132
    2018/19Man City982.581
    2017/18Chelsea701.845
    2016/17Leicester441.1610
    2015/16Chelsea501.3212
    2014/15Man City792.082
    2013/14Man United641.687
    2012/13Man City782.052
    2011/12Man United892.342
    2010/11Chelsea711.872
    2009/10Man United852.242
    2008/09Man United902.371
    2007/08Man United872.291
    2006/07Chelsea832.182
    2005/06Chelsea912.391
    2004/05Arsenal832.182
    2003/04Man United751.973
    2002/03Arsenal782.052
    2001/02Man United772.033
    2000/01Man United802.111
    1999/00Man United912.391
    1998/99Arsenal782.052
    1997/98Man United772.032
    1996/97Man United751.971
    1995/96Blackburn611.617
    1994/95Man United882.102
    1993/94Man United922.191

    The table above shows that only Leicester in 2016/17, Chelsea in 2015/16, Man United in 2013/14 and Blackburn in 1995/96 have fewer PPG in the season as defending champions compared to Liverpool this season.

    With just 15 games still to go (As of this article) they could still make the Champions League but retaining the Championship might now be out of reach for them.

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