What’s Next For Abject Liverpool?

Posted: March 10, 2010 in Uncategorized
Steven Gerrard & Fernando Torres

Cheer up lads...

After running Manchester United so close to the wire last season, you would dismiss Liverpool’s league challenge at your own peril back in early August.

But witnessing Wigan, much to the delight of their 23 fans, brush past Benitez’s team who produced yet another wretched performance leaves those summer notions well and truly as a thing of the past.

Now, the prospect of missing out on Europe is now all too realistic. That includes the Europa League too.

As it stands, Liverpool are sixth on 29 points, a point behind Manchester City who have 2 games in hand. Aston Villa meanwhile are three points behind but have a helpful three games in hand over Rafa & co. Tottenham have their hands on that coveted fourth spot for the time being, also with a game in hand.

Just to add a bit more spice to their predicament, neighbours Everton are storming up the table after a string of excellent results. A few more wins and David Moyes’ team could find themselves right back up there, which would crown an excellent transformation following a dissapointing first half of the season.

The memories of thrashing United 4-1 at Old Trafford last season and the scintilating, incisive football Rafa’s men produced are now as distant as can be. It really is astonishing to see how far they have fallen. Confusing dealings in the transfer market and baffling tactics and are the much discussed causes of their current situation. Even with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres back in the starting line up, this Liverpool side still looks spineless and devoid of match winning class. A bench boasting the likes of the limited Ryan Babel, the injury-stricken Alberto Aquilani and the just plain rubbish David N’Gog hardly instills confidence in a side who have seldom looked up for the fight this league constantly demands.

Alberto Aquilani

Alberto reads that Lucas is ahead of him again...

Of course it would be silly to write them off at this stage. Each team has their fair share of tricky outings to face, that could entirely alter the landscape of this intriguing contest. But something that was a slight worry for Liverpool fans and a glorious dream for everyone else four to five months ago is now a reality.

  1. Miss Henwood says:

    Wow, this is the most articulate and intelligent article I have ever read. I hope to read many more articles from this fine young gentleman.

  2. Laith Aldoori says:

    frustratingly true article

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