The Sun today let off a veritable stinkbomb of a headline:
UEFA!! Ha , what a headline! And no prizes for guessing what team it is about; the mighty Liverpool of course. First faced with the ignominy of being dumped out of the Champions League, now the Reds have to face up to the painful truth…They might not even qualify for the UEFA cup! We can hear Everton’s David “still bitter” Moyes sadistically chortling as he thrusts needles into his Mark Clattenberg voodoo doll. With Everton beating Larissa 3-1 at Goodison last night, and Liverpool sitting bottom of their Champions League group, it remains a possibility that Everton will be the only Meseyside team in Europe come the New Year.
Liverpool’s ‘Keeper Pepe Reina joined in the weeping and shoe gazing, admitting that the UEFA cup may be a bridge too far. Reina wept:
â€œWe know we have to win all three of our remaining games but the most important one is the next one. We need three points because Besiktas are ahead of us, even in the fight for the UEFA Cup. We have to beat them at home and get ahead of them at least. I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s gone wrong. Against Besiktas we have conceded two goals from four shots on target â€” but could only score one from 10. What can I say? If we are going to get out of this group, then first we have to beat Besiktas at home. I donâ€™t want to think we will go out. I want to think that we are still in there. We have three games ahead of us and we have to be positive.â€
Poor Pepe, the Champions League without Liverpool is like a primary school swimming lesson without the kid with wart laden feet. So who do you think will be the last Mersey team standing in Europe – Everton or Liverpool?