Liverpool’s FIFA 22 Ultimate Team rankings were revealed ahead of the game’s launch, with the majority of the team seeing their numbers drop.
Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to defend their Premier League title last season, with a defensive injury crisis ravaging their side in the 2020/21 closed-door campaign.
Liverpool’s season ultimately ended on a positive note when they secured Champions League football, taking third place in the table despite a mid-season meltdown.
However, May’s positive result was not enough to convince the makers of FIFA 22 EA SPORTS, who downgraded the vast majority of the team’s Ultimate Team cards.
Liverpool previously had the quintet of Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Alisson Becker with an impressive 90 overall score, but all of them fell to 89.
The biggest humiliations of all, however, were reserved for key men Roberto Firmino and Jordan Henderson, both of whom dropped double digits on their overall scores.
Brazilian forward Firmino fell from 87 to 85 overall after just nine goals in 48 games last season, while captain Henderson dropped from 86 to 84.
The only players on the squad to win last season were 2020 summer rookies Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara, with Jota dropping from 80 to 82 and Thiago from 85 to 86.
Liverpool continued their tradition of fun FIFA card reveals, this time with a disguised Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain revealing the notes of Firmino, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez to the disappointed trio.
The Reds arguably take their FIFA more seriously than anyone, with the April 2020 e-Premier League final taking place at Trent Alexander Arnold against Jota, the latter winning while playing for Wolves.
FIFA 22 will be released on October 1 and is available for pre-order now.
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