I can imagine the memories and hopes – of late night in Istanbul; that epic UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and AC Milan. We saw how a resilient and hardworking crawled their way back into the game. These days, it seems that attitude is dead. Last weekend, I expected another comeback for the reds – guess what? It never came. All I saw was anger, despair, disappointed on fans’ faces on the television. No, it can’t be the same team I grew up watching.
With Five European Cups (Champions League), the tides must have shifted in their favor with the lackluster performances in recent times. Despite changing coaches a number of times, the engineering system of the team is still not obeying the laws for a driving power to win trophies. Robbie Fowler went with his scoring boots; Steven G retired with the slip to gift rivals the title in his last season. These are not reasons for the dreadful results we see every other week.
Liverpool’s board must have invested a whooping sum in the region of £380M in the past seasons – that did bring back the lost glory. The defence has always been the reason for headache and a case of concern. Liverpool’s choice for fielding homegrown talent at the back is another worry. Although, they did get a quality name at back in Virgil Van Dijk but these defeats did not stop – losing to a bottom team in the league and another loss behind that last weekend. The attack is one to dread anyday. The trio of Mane, Firmino and Salah has been tremendous. Coutinho must have gone to chase his dreams in Barcelona. We should face the facts – Countinho left because he did not see himself winning titles at Liverpool.
Liverpool will need an overhauling of the team especially the backline this summer if they want to be title contenders next season. You’ll never walk alone.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace