Thiago Alcantara has admitted that the 2022/23 season hasn’t been nearly as good for him personally or for Liverpool as was hoped and has put it partly all the way down to the painful manner their earlier marketing campaign ended.
Liverpool went into this season off the again of narrowly lacking out on an unprecedented quadruple in 2021/22. The Reds received each home cups however completed one level behind Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League, in addition to dropping the Champions League last to Actual Madrid.
Thiago in the meantime hoped to firmly set up himself as probably the greatest midfielders in England after having fun with a robust marketing campaign.
Nonetheless, issues have not gone to plan on both entrance, with the crew down in ninth place within the league after 19 matches and Tiago feeling that he hasn’t carried out in addition to beforehand.
He stays optimistic that the season can nonetheless be a very good one because of cup successes however concedes that he and his team-mates have been affected by the ache they suffered final Might.
“We’re in an excellent place for Champions League and FA Cup,” he mentioned after their 0-0 draw with Chelsea. “We’re not within the place we would like within the Premier League, however we’re there.
“We at the moment are in our actuality the place now we have to go recreation by recreation. Attempt to add these three factors will assist us to be as excessive as doable. Our intention is the subsequent recreation. It’s not about to be within the prime 4 or to be in Europa League. We simply take into consideration subsequent recreation.
“For positive,” he added concerning whether or not final season had affected the crew. “It’s not nearly bodily stuff. It’s additionally one thing psychological. We had been so near successful all the things. We simply touched it but it surely went away.
“Final season I had one of many biggest seasons I’ve had in my life. This season is just not probably the greatest, but it surely doesn’t matter. It’s a season, it’s a problem. I believe now we have nice high quality and nice guys to kind it out and we’ll try this.”