Liverpool Football Club have so far been unable to break into the top four for the past three seasons.
There is absolutely no doubt that this downward spiral began after the painful departure of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid. To make it worst, Liverpool failed to find a perfect replacement for Alonso who was consistently making things happen from the midfield. The club missed out on Gareth Barry (who ended up at Manchester City) and signed Alberto Aquilani who failed to come near Alonso’s quality. The Italian even played more games for other clubs on loan than for Liverpool who he was under contract with. This highlights the poor influence and horrible ownership of former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillet. But since the departure of Hicks and Gillett and the new ownership of John W. Henry and Tom Werner (F.S.G.) Liverpool became healthier financially, but still no top four finish. Even the appointment of Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish (who took over from Roy Hodgson after the arrival of F.S.G.) couldn’t solve this problem.
Under our current manager (Brendan Rodgers) we have seen Liverpool side improve in the late part of last season, playing good football and scoring a lot of goals which can help us finish in the top four. The problem I believed Liverpool have is lack of consistency, and I will advise Liverpool players and fans to stop dreaming or aiming for the top four but rather focus on the E.P.L. title. We need to aim higher, as the great Bill Shankly once said “Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.”
I genuinely believe that if our players believed they can win league title then they will fight harder with or without Luis Suarez.
I still believed we’re capable of winning the league. Even if Luis leaves, the money we get from his sale can bring in two quality attacking players. This will ensure Suarez will not be missed, and we will keep on pushing ahead.
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