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12 of our favourite Liverpool photos from 2023: Goodbyes, late winners & THAT 7-0

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With 2023 drawing to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite memories in photos. There were more high points than you might remember!

It was a mixed calendar year for us as fans, with the Reds failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2016 after a disappointing campaign on all fronts.

Jurgen Klopp and his players have bounced back emphatically, though, heading into 2024 right in the mix at the top of the Premier League pile having secured progression in the other three competitions.

While there was no silverware to show for the efforts of the last 12 months, Liverpool did manage to give us memories that will stay with us for a very long time.

Having sifted through those and very much ignored the occasional low points, we’ve picked out some of the best pictures from 2023 to get us in the mood for what is to come in the new year.

Let us know your favourite in the comments below!

 

Derby delight

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, February 13, 2023: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 242nd Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With back-to-back 3-0 away defeats, there wasn’t much to shout about in the early weeks of the year.

Our yearly home victory over Everton did give us something to smile about in February, however, with the passion of Andy Robertson and the coolness of Mohamed Salah the pick of the bunch from the derby day snaps.

It was the first of two 2-0 Anfield wins against the Blues last year, more on the other later!

 

Early hope from Darwin

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 21, 2023: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez celebrates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 1st Leg game between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While the joy was short-lived, the euphoria of unexpectedly going 2-0 up against Real Madrid briefly gave us something to shout about in the first leg of the last 16 tie.

Darwin Nunez got the opener that night, a goal which elicited one of the loudest explosions of heard at Anfield throughout the entirety of the last 12 months.

What might have been!

 

Seven heaven

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 5, 2023: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez (hidden) celebrates with team-mates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 7-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was THE moment of 2023, possibly one of the moments of our lives.

Liverpool demolished their bitter rivals Man United 7-0 at Anfield back in March and words don’t do it justice, we’ll let the picture do the talking!

 

Diogo saves the day

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 30, 2023: Liverpool's Diogo Jota celebrates after scoring the winning fourth goal in injury time during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 4-3. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If the Man United win was the best of 2023, the 4-3 victory over Tottenham was perhaps the wildest.

Liverpool cruised to an early 3-0 lead over their North London visitors in April, but needed to be bailed out in the dying moments by Diogo Jota after Richarlison – of all people – thought he’d rescued a late point.

 

Bobby’s emotional farewell

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 20, 2023: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (L) is embraced by Brazil international team-mate goalkeeper Alisson Becker after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Roberto Firmino waved goodbye to Anfield after the last home game of last season against Aston Villa.

What a player, and what a man!

 

Miracle at St. James’

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2023: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez celebrates after scoring the winning second goal during the FA Premier League match between Newcastle United FC and Liverpool FC at St James' Park. Liverpool won 2-1. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It could be a moment we look back on as pivotal in the title race, with Nunez’s late brace away at Newcastle back in August coming after the Reds had been reduced to ten men.

The Uruguayan came off the bench to steal the show with two almost identical finishes, pinching all three points from a game in which we’d have killed for just one.

A truly magical moment.

 

Molineux fightback

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 16, 2023: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott (L) celebrates with team-mate Curtis Jones after scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Liverpool FC at Molineux Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Just two boyhood Liverpool fans living the dream.

Harvey Elliott sealed all three points in the dying moments as the Reds came from behind to nick a 3-1 win away at Wolves back in September.

It may have gone down as an own goal, but nobody is taking that moment away from him!

 

Another win over the Blues

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 21, 2023: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp (R) celebrates with goalkeeper Alisson Becker after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 243rd Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a third straight 2-0 win at Anfield over our blue neighbours in October, we can get on board with that being an annual occurrence!

The manager responded by giving it the big one to three stands – rather than the usual one – after the final whistle.

His facial expression towards Alisson was all of us that afternoon!

 

Diaz saves the day

LUTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 5, 2023: Liverpool's goal-scorer Luis Díaz is surrounded by team-mates after the FA Premier League match between Luton Town FC and Liverpool FC at Kenilworth Road. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It wasn’t the result we wanted, but our trip to Kenilworth Road in November produced perhaps the most poignant moment of the year.

Playing through unimaginable trauma with his father still being held in captivity back home in Colombia, Luis Diaz scored a dramatic late equaliser to rescue an unlikely away point away at Luton.

As you’d expect, his team-mates were quick to rally around him after full-time.

 

Trent silences the Etihad

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 25, 2023: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold celebrates after scoring the equalising goal during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Draws are rarely much use in a title race, but Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s equaliser at Man City was a priceless one and may well be looked back on as a defining moment.

It was also the goal from which his ‘shush’ celebration was born, but we didn’t have to wait long to see it again!

 

More heroics from the local boy

2TAX94Y Liverpool, UK. 03rd Dec, 2023. Trent Alexander-Arnold #66 of Liverpool celebrates his goal to make it 4-3 during the Premier League match Liverpool vs Fulham at Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 3rd December 2023 (Photo by Mark Cosgrove/News Images) Credit: News Images LTD/Alamy Live News

Liverpool’s No. 66 was the hero again eight days later, when his brilliant free-kick was cruelly given as an own goal in the first half.

No one was taking his winner away from him though, as the Reds completed a stunning late comeback to beat Fulham 4-3 at Anfield.

We don’t like doing things the easy way!

 

Elliott clinches it

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 9, 2023: Liverpool's Harvey Elliott celebrates after scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

He may have had his goal taken off him at Wolves, but Elliott was the indisputable saviour at Selhurst Park as the Reds came from behind to snatch three points at the death.

Liverpool capitalised on a Jordan Ayew red card to turn the game on its head, with Salah hitting his 200th for the club to level the scoring before the 20-year-old’s stoppage-time effort elicited bedlam in the away end.

Another huge moment on the road to what we hope will be glory in May.