Before Christmas last year, Liverpool had been very promising… Topping the EPL, 5 points clear of its nearest rival…
But by now 1st February 2009, Liverpool is trailing Manchester United and Chelsea in the table.
Whatever it is, Liverpool BIG match against Chelsea is a must WIN situation…
After a disappointing run of 7 draws in the last 10 league matches which saw Liverpool slip into 3rd place, Liverpool fans around the globe will definitely see red if The Reds could only afford a draw or worse, a defeat in today’s match
A draw or a defeat means The Reds technically can kiss goodbye to the title chase.
Under Rafael Benitez as Manager since the 2004/2005 season, Liverpool did taste success when they won the Champions Leauge in 2005 – defeating AC Milan on penalties after both teams were tied 3-3 after extra time, in Istanbul.
For the record, Liverpool is a 5 times winners of the European Cup and 18 times Champions of the old English Division One, their last reign as Champion of England was wayback in 1990. (at that time, Manchester United could only finish 13th in the league..!!!)
Liverpool was most successful under Bill Shankly followed by Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan as Manager, till their last victory in 1990 under Kenny Dalglish.
Perhaps the most successful Liverpool side was the team under Paisley’s 9 year reign where Liverpool won 21 trophies – including 3 European Cups, 6 League Titles, a UEFA title and 3 League Cups.
So the long 18 years wait for another domestic success is understood here …
Liverpool die hard fans including me really feels that this is the best time for The Reds to once again be crowned King of England.
We cannot afford to wait another frustating 18 years or 50 years or 100 years .
If Rafael Benitez is the cause of the 18 years curse – then “fire” him for the benefits of millions of Liverpool fans around the globe.
Go Liverpool Go… You will never walk alone…!!!!!!!!!!