Well so far the summer has been to forget for Liverpool. The owners have once again been refinanced by the banks which has brought more debt onto the club. We’ve had a pre-season that up to now hasn’t got going at all and we’re reading new stories linking our players with moves away from Anfield, in particular Alonso who looks all but certain to leave.
So where does that leave us with the new season?
Well judging by how close we came last year to landing the title, another title push should be expected. Even with the, expected, departure of Alonso we still have a good enough side to go one further than last year. If we’re lucky enough not to have serious injuries to our key players then a title push is the littlest we can expect.
I also think that after a couple of quiet years in the domestic cups it isn’t out of the question to expect some sort of cup run this year. We haven’t yet graced the new Wembley turf, which is a bit of shame considering we went to Cardiff for five domestic cup finals and won all but one. So it’s about time we had another serious run in at least one of the domestic cups.
As for Europe, well we have become a force to be reckoned with again on the continent. It would be nice to go to the final again but it’s almost become a formality that we’ll reach the quarters at the very least. It may be slightly unfair to expect as an exciting Champions League as last year, which had us on the edge of our seats especially at Stamford Bridge. I do still expect us to reach the quarter finals.
So to summarise what I expect from the competitions we enter is another title push, a good run in either the FA or Carling Cup and to reach the last 8 of the Champions League again.
Do I expect anything else? Well of course I expect the off the field problems to continue with those two running the club. I expect the sale of Alonso before the window shuts but without a big money replacement. And I expect the fans of Liverpool Football Club to get right behind our boys all season and drive them onto every success.