Which Way Now For Liverpool?

It has now gone far enough to stop even being amusing to the neutral. Supporters of Manchester United and Everton may seek to disagree, but there was something sombre about Liverpool’s home defeat at the hands of Blackpool this afternoon. We are some way from reading the last rites of the club, but there is something in the air at Anfield. That familiar stench of dry rot hangs over the club this evening. The spirit of Liverpool Football Club feels broken. With each passing week, the feeling that this is but a mere blip has receded further and further into the distance and the dread reality for Liverpool supporters, that a season of having to fight the unthinkable fight – the fight to hold onto the club’s place in the Premier League itself – might be looming on the horizon. There was nowhere else to go this afternoon. There were no excuses and no justifications. Liverpool were beaten by a better team. Blackpool came to Anfield fully aware that this particular beast is wounded at the moment and they had a plan for it. They worked tirelessly, never stopped playing football and there is, ironically, no shame in losing to a team that played as well as they did this afternoon. Their £10,000 per player, per week ceiling on wages is common knowledge. Steven Gerrard alone earns more than...

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