The 2013–14 season was Liverpool Football Club's 122nd season in existence, and their 51st consecutive season in the top flight of English football. It was also the club's 22nd consecutive season in the Premier League. As well as the Premier League, the club competed in the FA Cup and the League Cup.
Liverpool fans allowed for some optimism during the pre-season as the club looked to attain UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time since finishing second in 2008–09. The team soon exceeded expectations however, with Liverpool securing their pre-season aim of qualifying for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League after winning 2–3 away to Norwich City. After having won 11 games in succession and leading the title race while competing against rivals Chelsea and Manchester City, a 0–2 home defeat to the former and a 3–3 draw away to Crystal Palace led to Liverpool finishing second on the final day, behind champions Manchester City by just two points. This represented the closest the club had come to winning their 19th league title and first since 1990.
Liverpool fans allowed for some optimism during the pre-season as the club looked to attain UEFA Champions League qualification for the first time since finishing second in 2008–09. The team soon exceeded expectations, however, and a loss to Crystal Palace for Chelsea on 29 March gave Liverpool fans hope that the team could go on to clinch their first ever Premier League title and their first title win since 1990. Liverpool's title hopes were further strengthened on 13 April, as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3–2 in a dramatic and emotional encounter two days before the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.
On 20 April, Liverpool mathematically secured their pre-season aim of qualifying for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League, after winning 2–3 away to Norwich City. They were granted a group stage seat at the same time. However, their title hopes were snatched away after a loss to Chelsea on 27 April and a dramatic draw when Crystal Palace scored three goals in the last ten minutes of the game from 0–3 down. Liverpool finished second on the final day, finishing behind Manchester City by only two points.
This season recorded an all-time high mark of goals scored by Liverpool not only in Premier League season, but in all their English top flight seasons. Only in 1895–96 Division 2 did the Reds score more league goals in a course of a season – 106 versus 101 they netted this year.
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