Liverpool FC and Putting Things into Perspective

Steve ClarkContributor IAugust 31, 2008

I have to say, I'm in utter shock at the amount of so called Liverpool fans calling for Rafa's head.

So we drew away against a team with Champions League aspirations. A team that were fired up by the Gareth Barry situation this summer. A team that also spent £50m in the close season.

So was this really such a bad result? Would it have been a disaster had Chelsea or Manchester United done this? I think not.

Sure, the football wasn't as attractive as we would have liked. But at this stage of the season I'm happy to get the right results. The performances will come in time.

We're three games into the league campaign now and sitting level with Chelsea at the top of the league. It's not exactly the worst start we could have had, is it? So you can forgive me for being frustrated at the fickle followers of our beloved club for their mindless rants and calls for Benitez to be sacked.

The same negativity surfaced after the Standard Liege game. Sub-standard opposition some said. So bad in fact, that one of their midfielders is now being linked with a £12m move to the Premier League.

I'm sure we'll put things into perspective once they face our neighbours Everton in the Uefa Cup.

Outside the Premier League's top four, there are two or three teams that are potential banana skins when playing away. Villa are one of them, and a draw is decent result, and on the day I guess a fair result.

We now have an inconvenient break for the international games, followed by the visit of our friends from Manchester. I'm certain we'll see a different mentality for this one as most Kopites would accept nothing less.

So as I sign off I'd just ask everybody to put things into perspective. It's the first of September and there's a long season ahead. Let's judge things later. For now, lets get behind the manager and team.

It's the Liverpool way.