OK, so it is something that Liverpool fans didn’t ever want to consider, or ever believe that they would have to consider. Nineteen league titles. The most successful team in league history and come May it will most likely no longer be Liverpool FC. I like most Kopites have been waiting for No. 19 for more years than I ever dared imagine.
Our bitter rivals down the East Lancs Road will reach title 19 and then perhaps the weight from the necks of those adoring liver birds will finally be lifted. A strange comment you may say, but the more I ponder the more I feel that this may be to our greater good. We can then forget about ‘them’ and concentrate on OUR future.
History is what football clubs are built on. We have outstanding foundations. What we must do now is some refurbishment. The current season is one that most Reds will want to banish to the farthest reaches of their minds. Changing manager’s mid-season is not a trait that LFC has in its make-up, but we have had to pick ourselves up from the worst position we could have ever imagined.
What our club must do now is learn and learn fast. FSG will need to repeat their January spending spree, perhaps even surpass the £50 + million shelled out for Messrs Suarez & Carroll. The Liverpool squad needs major surgery, many additions, some departures and a more creative presence. The departures? We would probably all agree that Poulsen, Ngog, Konchesky etc should go. There may well be ‘bigger’ named casualties as well. The more I see of Martin Skrtel, the more I feel that any offer of £10 million plus, from any willing German admirer (it appears this will be his most likely destination) should be grasped with both hands. The Giant Slovakian is no longer displaying the attributes that led many fans to believing this could be Carra’s most natural replacement. He is out-muscled with worrying ease by such world class players as Carlton Cole. His inability to to establish any aerial dominance over opponents including those much smaller than himself is no longer funny. A tendency to commit the most rash of tackles when totally unnecessary is becoming much to frequent.
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