With a couple of rare exceptions, Liverpool has made a habit of being out of the title race by Christmas in the last 20 years, even by November on occasions but something of a record must have been set this season. Five matches while still in the middle of September and the white flag has already gone up by manager Roy Hodgson who has publicly admitted that it’s not realistic for his side to win the title.
Former Anfield hero Mark Wright backs the manager saying that in his opinion “Hodgson got that in early so everyone understands where he’s coming from and I like that, an early judgement, making a statement now.”
Talking about Liverpool is starting to become a little tedious now but with the Old Trafford clash out of the way, there should no longer be any reason to keep bringing them up so that’s it. I promise that there will be no more Liverpool talk, well, until the next time.
You almost have to start feeling sorry for the thousands of Liverpool fans. Here we are, the season has barely commenced and the only ambition left for them apart from trying to win one of the tinpot cups available is merely to stop United from winning title number 19. And they will be prepared to sink to any depths of embarrassment to achieve that as shown by their shameful surrender to Chelsea at the end of last season.
Scenes of a half empty Anfield for the Europa League clash with Steaua Bucharest last week was ample evidence that this is going to be a hell of a long, long season for them. They may even start finding themselves walking alone!
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