There’s not much left to say, is there? Everything has been “said” on Sunday. Our last home match of the season against Chelsea ended with 0:2 defeat. And so ended the endless discussion about – win or not to win? Chelsea are now the top candidates for the title. Our record is secured – for another year. The Mancs are pissed off, Alex is pissed off, ‘cause “they didn’t want it that way”. We didn’t want it that way either, did we? We’re frustrated enough, why shouldn’t they be unhappy for once as well?
As for Liverpool … Well, what is there that left? Frustration, disappointment, big hopes, wishes and title dreams that didn’t come true. And lots of doubts in terms of the club’s and Rafa’s future. But the most important thing is the relief! Because the horror season finally came to an end. At last … Well, we still have one match against Hull to go, but this won’t change the club’s situation in the table that much.
Sunday’s encounter with Chelsea could have done that … It was our last chance to reach the 4thplace and the Champions League. And it looked quite good. Liverpool were the better team for the first half-hour, with Maxi Rodríguez offering a creative spark and Alberto Aquilani striking a long shot, but the game hinged on the back-pass by Gerrard. It was a terrible blunder, with Drogba stealing in to intercept and to take the ball around Pepe Reina to score in front of the Kop, and, in that moment, the odds on a Chelsea title success tumbled.
There it was – the start of the end. The goal by Drogba changed the atmosphere on and off the pitch. The faith vanished. Everyone could feel that there’s nothing more to do. Lampard’s second goal sealed it for sure. That was it. Over. Zero points and Europe League next season.
Something left to say? Only that it’s comprehensible that our lads were tired after four matches in two weeks and an endless train journey to Madrid. We have to understand that. They tried and gave everything, but it wasn’t enough. Again …
Now we have to wait and see what Rafa will do. Will he stay or will he go? I personally do not want him to go. I still believe in him.
The decision will be taken this week, as Rafa is going to meet Martin Broughton to talk about his and the club’s future.
So what’s left for us? The waiting.