Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:29 PM
Whilst it's disappointing, what did we expect at the start of the season? Third, maybe second at a push (and I know, of course, that we may still finish behind Chelsea)? Surely the mere fact that we're still in this position where it's still possible to win the title, albeit unlikely, is a good sign? Our squad isn't as good as Chelsea's, let alone Man Utd's, and to be in this spot, especially considering our comparatively poor showing in the league in recent years, must be encouraging for the future?
Considering how poor Benitez's inherited team really was compared to the modern Liverpool, I think he's done very well to improve the squad this much, especially in the league. We've also had the setback of there being no major "crisis" at competing clubs, as Utd did in the late 80s with Hillsborough, and as we did with the Munich air crash which knocked these clubs off their perch for want of a better phrase. Liverpool have done well in my view to catch up in such little time in my view, even though they're not quite at the level of Utd or maybe even Chelsea yet.