Liverpool can escape the bitter truth no more: they are out of the Premiership title race yet again. For most neutrals, the Reds were out of contention earlier but now people connected to the club are realising that they can no longer hide themselves under the carpet.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is quoted by Sky Sports as admitting that the Merseysiders can no longer compete for the title this season and all they have to do for the remainder of the season in the league is concentrate for a top four finish so as to play in the UEFA Champions League next season.
I don’t think it’s down to luck or anything like that – I’ve always said you get what you deserve in football and if results aren’t going well like they’re not at the moment that’s something we’ve got to turn around quickly. I think the league has gone and we’ve got to realise that we’re fighting with Everton, Aston Villa and Man City for that top four place. The teams at the top are a long way away and we’ve got to just focus on the Sunderland game on Saturday and try and get three points from that. It’s been a few games now since we got all three points and we need to get more points on the board.
Liverpool started the season in great fashion though but then lost their way. Now the Reds stand in 7th position in the table, a virtually unassailable 17 point off the pace. Last week Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez conceded that his team wouldn’t be able to fight for the league anymore but will Liverpool also be denied a top finish this season?