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Liverpool finished last of these six teams last season, but this actually turned out to be a decent result, considering where they were at Christmas time.
Liverpool started out last season by firing Rafa Benitez, a good decision in my opinion. That was about all the good decisions there was that summer.
Hicks and Gillet then hired Roy Hodgson, who had had a good run with Fulham the past season. Hodgson then brought in numerous players, all of which turned out to be flops. (Accept Meireles.)
Liverpool had a an awful start to the season, losing numerous matches against week opponents. Then, in October, Hicks and Gillet were finally ousted from the ownership of Liverpool and replaced by the Fenway Sports group. Finally things were looking up, but for some reason they didn't fire Hodgson, so the bad results kept coming.
Come January, and all was repaired. The King returned. Liverpool signed Suarez and Carroll in January, both of which played well.
They then had a great run of form and got back into fifth place, challenging for Europe. However, they lost their last two games and finished sixth. Over the summer they have acquired the talents of Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing.
Liverpool look like a team ready to challenge for trophies and a Champions League spot.
My Prediction: 4th