Mac Allister & 7 more Liverpool players who impressed the most in 2023/24 season

Mac Allister & 7 more Liverpool players who impressed the most in 2023/24 season

Liverpool finished third in the Premier League and won the League Cup. While the way the season ended feels disappointing, it's worth remembering that no-one fancied the Reds to compete for the league title back in August.

Here are the players who impressed us the most. It's not the list of the best Reds players this season but more like those who we felt exceeded the expectations.

Jarell Quansah. The young centre-back broke into the first team this season, making the lengthy injury absence of Joel Matip barely felt. With Ibou Konate struggling with injuries, Jarell offers a reliable option in defence alongside Van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman stepped up as a captain after several members of Liverpool's previous leadership group left in the summer. He returned to his pre-injury level, putting in Rolls Royce performances week in, week out.

Conor Bradley. If there was a Discovery of the Year award, it would have gone to the Northern Irishman. Virtually unknown before December, he galvanised Liverpool's form with his constant runs and crosses through the right-hand side. Arne Slot will have a serious headache next season, with Bradley firmly in the running for the starting position at right-back.

Joe Gomez. Another defender on the list, Joe might have as well had his best season with Liverpool. He was used in four different positions — centre-back, left-back, right-back and holding midfielder — and showed he can be world-class in each.

Wataru Endo. Many expected the Japanese to fail — his arrival felt like a desperate move by Liverpool after failing to sign Caicedo and Lavia. Yet Wataru proved his doubters wrong with some out-of-this-world displays at no 6. His tackling skills remind us of peak Fabinho while his ability to pick out a pass is a kind of his secret weapon. Thank you, Jorg Schmadtke.

Curtis Jones. There are many debates about CuJo as many people don't see what he brings to the team. Yet when he's in form — as was the case before his injury — he makes the whole team better. A good runner, a clever passer, a tidy tackler, a player who almost never gives the ball away — the Scouser needs to add goals to his game and will become a complete midfielder. Great looks, too, although he can't rival Szoboszlai on that one.

Harvey Elliott. Speaking of adding goals — there's a player who did that and it's Harvey. Still extremely young, the 21-year-old has kept on progressing this season and has established himself as Liverpool's super sub, positively impacting games after coming on. Harv still has a lot to improve at and there is a feeling of certainty that he will.

Alexis Mac Allister. The 2022 World Cup winner started the season as a no. 6 and showed that he can adapt to the team's needs, learning on the go. Yet he really shone when returned to his natural, more advanced position. A Trent-esque passing range, inventiveness in tight spaces and an occasional banger of a strike — Macca has it all. Brighton directors should never have to buy themselves beer in Liverpool city centre for letting the Reds have the Argentine for £35m.