Out of the Europa league, out of the Champion’s League next season, trophy-less this season, and with key players and manager looking likely to leave, Liverpool’s season of agony is coming to a close. An outstanding contrast to the way they finished last season, the question on all Pool fans’ minds will inevitably be “what went wrong?”
As the team trudged back onto the pitch to say their final farewells for the season with what must’ve been very heavy footsteps, the imminent fate of the club seemed reflected on all their faces. Indeed, from the minute Steven Gerrard provided Didier Drogba with his 26th goal of the season, Liverpool seemed certain of their destiny. The silence emanating from the Kop seemed to confirm that the sentiment was not shared amongst the players alone.
A start as sluggish as you’d ever see from a supposed top four club, Liverpool never looked like they would stand a chance. It didn’t help that Liverpool supporters all over the globe were torn between potentially allowing Manchester United to surpass their record, and retaining what’s left of their pride. Ultimately, sloppy defending and listless attacking made that decision for them.
As for Chelsea, they go up against Wigan, a team that despite their humiliating 9 – 1 defeat against Tottenham, beat Arsenal, Liverpool and, Chelsea. While it is true that the title is theirs to lose, Chelsea must be wary to avoid complacency, lest they suffer a similar fate as Arsenal.
Interesting fact: 75% of Liverpool fans in Singapore wanted Liverpool to lose.