Monday, December 6, 2010

Liverpool Are NOT a Top Four Side Anymore

I was watching Sky Sports News and their preview for the Villla and Liverpool match tonight at Anfield. As they were advertising it for tonight, I thought I heard one of the newsreaders mutter the words "This could be an important match in the chase for that top four spot". If it was Georgie Thompson I would have forgiven her but it wasn't her. I don't know if my ears were playing tricks on me or if I heard it wrong but I would just like to make it clear, as far as I'm concerned, Liverpool aren't a top four side.

If I thought my ears were mistaken, the Sky Sports website made sure my eyes weren't as they had this to say "Three points against Villa would lift the Reds back into top-four contention."

I think most Liverpool fans, not just me, would admit that Liverpool are, most likely, not going to get that coveted fourth spot this season. If you had to draw the line somewhere, I would say that the three teams that have a chance of getting Champions League football are Aston Villa, Man City and of course Tottenham. For me, it will be a similar story to last season. Aston Villa will probably be too far behind with a few weeks to go, and I honestly can't decide between my beloved Man City and Tottenham.

Of course with it being Liverpool v Villa tonight, that means a return to Anfield for old Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier. The current Villa boss enjoyed a successful time on Mersyside with the main achievement to his name being a cup treble in the 2000-01 season, winning the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup.

I'm expecting a close but entertaining game, and I have a feeling that Villa might just nick it, giving Villa and Houllier all three points. But no matter what happens tonight, for me, Liverpool still won't be able to get back into the top four.

I would love to hear any comments and predictions that you may have.

1 comment:

  1. At this stage are Liverpool even a top seven team. When you look at the season I don't think so. You have Spurs or City most likely Spurs, Birmingham,Bolton, Sunderland and Stoke are Liverpool in comparison to those this year?