The Terrible Predicament of a Liverpool Fan: Are the Reds Better off losing ?

Ramkumar SCorrespondent IApril 26, 2010

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: Sir Alex Ferguson smiles after his horse What A Friend won The totesport Bowl Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 08, 2010 in Liverpool, England  (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)
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Next week is probably not a good time to be a Liverpool fan. Next week is the big match between Liverpool and Chelsea, and while Liverpool are trying to get back into Champions League contention, Chelsea are trying to win the premier league.

Liverpool's bad season can be made better with a victory over the current league leaders, Chelsea. It will send a message to the fans that Liverpool is back to its winning ways. Also it can help save Rafa's job, if the rumors are to be believed, and also make a very strong case for having the owners give plenty of money to Benitez to spend on players. And most importantly, it can help the team in their bid to claim the last Champions League spot.

Besides, there is always something special about beating Chelsea right? They never became big the traditional way (Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United etc). Also, Chelsea are the team that knocked you guys out of the Champions League last year (Ivanovic's double header, remember?).

So now you guys have a chance for a bit of a payback. Or, rewind a bit further to go back to when Chelsea did almost lure your beloved Steven Gerrard to London. A win against Chelsea will sink their hopes of getting a Premier League victory. You guys would love to win this match correct?

Would you? Really?

A victory against Chelsea will effectively hand over the title to...Manchester United!!  Remember them?  You guys used to be the toast of the town back then. 18 unmatched league titles. All the glitz and pride. Who would have thought any one could over take that?

Sadly, a gum chewing Scottsman took over a downbeat Manchester United team and turned them into your worst enemies. He has currently equalled your number of league titles. His animosity towards Liverpool is a well known. In his own words, he wants to knock Liverpool of its "F***ing Perch." And with another League title this year he could very well knock you guys off that Perch.

And the biggest tragedy? You guys are helping him do it.  Yup, a win against Chelsea and Fergie has won his 19th title, eclipsing Liverpool's 18. Oh the agony of victory!

Would you like to knock yourself off your perch, Liverpool? Not a very pleasant thought is it?  The ball lies in your "court/turf/field."

So, Liverpool...How would you like to lose?