A couple of days ago Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard sensationally admitted that even winning the UEFA Champions League wouldn’t compensate for Premiership woes and that frank admission pretty much summer up what Liverpool want at the moment: a league title. And the man imported from Valencia in the summer of 2004 to do exactly that still hasn’t brought the club to anywhere near.
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is bold enough though to admit his own frustration at blowing their title hopes again this season and agrees with his skipper’s assessment:
Everyone at Liverpool shares Steven’s sentiments, there is no question about that.We wanted to be further up the table and the fact that we are not is a disappointment to everyone.
But the important thing now is to concentrate on what we can still do. We are still in the Champions League and our record in that competition is one that most other clubs would envy. And we are still confident of finishing in the top four, which would obviously mean we would qualify for next season’s Champions League again.
Yet should Liverpool win the Champions League again this season, it woud be the second time in four years that they have done so under Benitez and would also be the third time that the Merseyside featured in the final in the same period of time. And something tells you that should the Reds indeed conquer Europe this season, then the fans as well as the players would smile.