Of all the things created by god the Premier League crown is the one you want to talk about most in the City of Liverpool (well at least to the Red half of it). With nineteen long and hard years of wait in agony, so much has been talked, discussed and dissected - about what went wrong, when and where at the club, and in all the baffling desperation to catch the "holy grail", how to win the league has been the biggest question unanswered in Liverpool. Years have come and gone, one weak challenge after another withering away in the winter cold yet nothing has changed - NO Premier League Crown for LIVERPOOL.....at least not yet.
However things did take a massive change since the arrival of Manager Rafael Benitez and his Spanish contingency. What seemed like a distant dying dream of a passionate Liverpool fan has become increasingly possible. With a Champions League cup and an F.A. cup already in his Anfield cabinet, Rafa has come closest to answering the fans desperate calls for the eluding League trophy. There is no doubting the managers quality, 4 points is what you will call "being ALMOST there". Compare it with the tens and twenty of the previous season, Liverpool FC is definitely headed in the right direction under Rafa in claiming the English throne back, long held by the 'wrong' reds - their North west rivals from Manchester.
Every season starts with renewed hope of optimism and positiveness. And this year its not much different for the Reds. Coming as close as they did last year in winning the league from Manchester United, Liverpool has the best chance yet to end their wait, but its not going to be easy. Unlike the Spanish League, which is predominantly fought between Barcelona and Real Madrid, The English League has grown stronger with the so called "Big Four" joined by the exorbitant riches of Manchester City.With the exit of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Tevez , you would expect chinks in the fast and formidable United attack, I doubt they would be able to break the strong walls of premier league defense easily without the tricks and techniques of Ronaldo. A number of players moving in and out, lack of experienced match winners and lack of a strong commanding holding midfielder makes Arsenal look like a pale shadow of a forgotten giant with nothing but only a good promise for a bright future. Ancelloti's appointment may be a master stroke for Chelsea's ambition to end the Champion's League duck, however Ancelloti is yet to prove as a manager who can win week in and week out and cope up with the rigors of the premier league and his command over english will be his biggest challenge for a silverware this season.
Nevertheless, in my opinion, more than Manchester United winning the premier league, its Liverpool who lost it last season[2008-2009]. This article being my first is about ten important lessons Liverpool should learn from their previous campaign where they came so close to winning the league.