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Ghosts of Liverpool Succumb to Chelsea Defeat

 Ghosts of Liverpool Succumb to Chelsea Defeat

Sunday’s Liverpool match against Chelsea was a perfect reflection of the dire situation the once proud red half is in.

It was a hapless, abject performance from Liverpool who floated around the pitch like ghosts. Lacking inspiration, desire and spirit, the 2-0 scoreline to Chelsea was a fair result.

While the Liverpool team of this season has shown some signs of life (such as their games against Atletico Madrid), the uninspired performance against Chelsea on Sunday summed up a season of massive disappointment. This is a once proud club who are on its knees. It’s time for Benitez to leave. It’s time for new owners. It’s time for someone to clear the Anfield house and start all over again.

What a poor, lifeless performance by Liverpool. It’s a bad sign when the best player on the pitch was Jose Pepe Reina. Based on the soulless performance by Liverpool today, you must wonder what the atmosphere was like in the dressing room before this match and at half-time. Judging by how the Reds performed, I wouldn’t have been surprised if it was an uncomfortable silence.

The only positive that Liverpool supporters can take from this game is that they may have prevented Manchester United from winning the title.

It was only fitting that Steven Gerrard was the one who gave Chelsea the gift of the first goal when his errant back pass was served up to Drogba, who knocked the ball into the net.

After that went in, there was still no spark from Liverpool. And Chelsea’s second goal courtesy of Frank Lampard was the icing on the cake for the Blues. For Liverpool supporters, it’s going to be a long and slow agonizing summer. Liverpool supporters deserve better. They deserve a team that is proud to wear the red shirt of Liverpool. They don’t deserve these ghosts.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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