Oh God! I am beginning to get a sense of history repeating itself at Anfield.
Remember back in 2002 when we finished second in the League to Arsenal, they finished on 87 points while we gained 80 points well ahead of the chasing pack, but no title.
We were all expecting the team that time to push on the next season and win the League, having come so close but it didn’t happen.
The next season, Gerard Houllier could only get Liverpool up to 4th in the table on 58 points despite buying El Hadj Diouf, Salif Diou and Bruno Cheryo.
We finished in fourth position behind Man Utd on 75 pts, Chelsea third on 79 pts and Arsenal winners again on 90 points.
So near and yet so far, back then.
Does it strike a familiar chord?
Well, we only finished 4 points behind League winners Man Utd last season but we are not doing very well this time around.
We lost our 4th League game already to Bastard Bruces’ Sunderland and we look to be totally shell-shocked everytime we play this season.
I hope we don’t mess up like Houllier did (at least we didn’t sign rubbish players) and that we can sustain a title challenge under Rafa.
I have to admit though, I am seeing a similarity.
However, I do think we have enough quality in Gerrard, Torres and hopefully Aquilani for us to bounce back and win a trophy this year.
If we don’t then Benitez should go the same way as Houllier and thats out the door!