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This Is Not The Liverpool We Know

Liverpool’s woes seem to be getting worse with every game they play. Last night’s Champions league match against Fiorentina only compounded Rafael Benitez’s problems.

Liverpool lost 2-1 at home to a Fiorentina side that has really impressed this season. The Merseyside outfit who were already bundled out of the lucrative tournament, will now play in the Europa league.

Liverpool have not won the Premiership trophy in almost two decades. That to me is a pretty long time! There was some hope that perhaps when Rafa Benitez took over, their long trophy drought would be over. To everyone’s amazement, he delivered even more than was expected of him.

He led Liverpool to European glory when they lifted the Champions League trophy in 2005. It was a new dawn for the club and the fans were hopeful that maybe this was the beginning of more good things to come. That dream has quickly fizzled out and the most successful club in English football is now experiencing one of their worst trophy drought’s in their illustrious history.

Just where did the rain start falling hard on them? I would have to say when they decided to sell their top striker Micheal Owen. Owen was the darling of the Liverpool crowd and some people have still not gotten over the fact that the club could sell their top striker.

Owen’s current replacement Fernando Torres is equally capable of the task at hand but his nagging injuries are starting to take a toll on his fitness. Liverpool need to figure out a solution to their problems quickly if they are to make a meaningful claim on any trophy this season.

All hope is not lost, however, they are in grave danger of not finishing as one of the top four this season.