Jose Enrique has claimed that it would be a ‘miracle’ for Liverpool to finish in the top ten of the Premier League this season.
The Reds dreadful campaign hit a new nadir this afternoon, with a truly demoralising defeat against Wolves. 2-0 down by half-time, Enrique had already seen enough.
“Well what else can we say? At this rate if we finish top 10 it will be a miracle,” the former Liverpool left-back posted on Twitter. “So mad right now.”
Who can really argue with Enrique at this point? Now tenth in the table, the way they’re playing, that’s as high as they may go. Worrying, worrying times at Anfield.
Liverpool staring into the abyss
In terms of points, Liverpool aren’t all that far off where they’d like to be. Where they should be. But that isn’t the worry here.
Instead, it has to be said that the Reds simply don’t look like winning. Not in any game. That is hugely, hugely concerning.
Even against the sides struggling beneath them this season, Liverpool have looked the worse team.
Why that is is difficult to say. On paper, the Reds are better than virtually every team in the Premier League. But whether it’s failing to win the physical match or purely being outplayed, they’ve rarely looked like it this season.
You can understand that at times during a campaign. No team will be at their best throughout a 38-game season. You can even get away with a longer period of playing poorly.
But this isn’t a slump. Liverpool look like they’ve given up already this season. They can’t just turn up and expect to be okay. Carry on this way and they absolutely will finish in the bottom half this season, or worse.
Of course, it’s important not to panic. We know what Liverpool are capable of on their day. As supporters though, we really, really need to see something soon.
It isn’t enough to rely on former glories, not when things are this bad. Watching them right now, they look like a bottom half team. Unless they pull their fingers out and bring back a little pride in their performances, that may be where they end up.
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