Many Anfield regulars really felt as though this was going to be the season where Liverpool could be serious title contenders. However, after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City, surely it’s time to give up the ghost and accept that the Red Devils are likely to equal Pool’s eighteen league titles.
The gap of seven points is surely too big to bridge, especially with the champions winning league matches left, right and centre. While Blackburn gave them a scare on Saturday night, United supporters will have been delighted to see their city rivals do a number on Liverpool the following day. Sky Sports reports that Rafael Benitez is refusing to give up just yet, although surely the clash between the top two is likely to result in a home win?
“When you are playing catch up, you have to win so we are disappointed, obviously,” Benitez told Sky Sports.
“You never know. Each game you have chances. Chelsea are speaking that they still have a chance, so we also have a chance.
“We have lost two points, but we can win our games and we still have to play at Old Trafford so we will see.”
Sunday’s match was must-win simply to stand an outside chance of landing the Premier League title, although surely only the Champions League is the way that Liverpool will win silverware this term. Manchester United have already conclusively proven that they are head and shoulders above any team in the land, with a hat-trick of titles now a formality.