Liverpool Football Club are a big, huge establishment. And why is that? It was their success in the 70′s and 80′s that got them a name in many corners of the world and got them huge support. Today? they’re far from those old glory days. I’m categorically denying ANY resentment towards the team or the people of that area, but they are not a force that they once were. A 0-0 draw at Birmingham City today, which leaves them 13th in the table after 4 games, says it all. Whereas in previous years they were expected to be big enough and have the sorts of players to go to a tough St.Andrews and get a result, that’s not a realistic target anymore. The fact that their only win so far has come after a struggle at home to newly promoted West Brom (1-0!), and that they’ve scored only 2 in the league so far and conceded 4, speaks volumes of the new lows that they’ve dropped too. Those are facts, not opinions.
Birmingham City battered them at that game yesterday, even Hodgson admitted it. The fact that they were made to look equal to or greater than Liverpool also says a lot. Pepe Reina won them the point, not the heroics of Gerrard or flop Torres. He’s come in for huge criticism of late and rightly so. In a game like today’s where he was expected to rescue his team after doing nothing all game, he tamely tested Foster just once.
I’ve had enough at taking digs at teams and individuals, and more so their fans for talking absolute rubbish. Maybe these following articles will shed more light on what I’m talking about so you kno I’m not making it up….
“This is a striker said to be worth £50m, who has been coveted by Chelsea and Manchester City.
Maybe he will get it together but right now does not look worth 50p.”
“For 45 minutes he has been terrible. He hasn’t got hold of the ball, he hasn’t chased.
He’s been diabolical. I’m his biggest fan and I love seeing him.
Of course you have to give the defenders credit but he’s shown no appetite for the game. He has looked frustrated, sloppy and lethargic.” – Liverpool Legend Jamie Redknapp
There’s unrealistic optimism. And then there’s pure delusion and insanity. It’s separated by a fine line and Liverpool are on thin ice today. Far from it in the 70′s, cracking the ice today. At this rate, forget about the Top 4 or qualifying for the big honours next year, Liverpool have to look below them and not above. That is all.