Liverpool have now reached double figures in their number of Premier League defeats this season. Such is the disaster of their year that they now lie in a desperate position of possible loss.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd have run away with the title fight. Instead Man City, Tottenham and Aston Villa are Liverpool’s main competitors for the fourth and final Champions League spot.
Some may say that this is the end of the big four. They may turn out to be right, as all three of Liverpool’s current rivals have games in hand that could leave Liverpool at least five points away from their usual spot.
Yet for the Anfield faithful we must remember that all is not lost. There are many games remaining and those who recognise the opportunities existing in the fixture schedule will do themselves a great deal of good.
One look at the final games for Villa, City and Tottenham is enough to wipe away much of the depression afforded to Liverpool this year. It can alternatively add a bout of optimism to creep into the minds of the Merseysiders’ followers.
Manchester City look likely to dispose of Fulham at the time of writing so the excruciatingly evident table as it stands will look like this by the end of the day:
4th Tottenham – Games 30 Points 55
5th Manchester City – Games 29 Points 53
6th Liverpool – Games 31 Points 51
7th Aston Villa – Games 29 Points 50
It’s not nice reading is it? So can Liverpool really claim their place in the big four that they have become accustomed to with the arguably more advantageous position to those around them? Here are my predictions for the remainder of the season.