It’s to be hoped that Liverpool’s extensive problems off the field are on the mend.
Only the bitterest of rivals would enjoy seeing the sight of England’s most successful club in financial turmoil and enough’s been written about the farcical court proceedings of last week. Suffice to say to Hicks and Gillett . . . good riddance.
Now the focus should switch to what’s happening with the team and its scandalous position in the relegation zone. And don’t give me that drivel about ‘no team has a divine right’ . . .
One win in eight Premier League games: Carling Cup defeat to minnows. It’s wholly unacceptable.
Now I didn’t see the derby. I was otherwise engaged at Bloomfield Road, but I was flabbergasted at Roy Hodgson’s interpretation of the defeat which was in stark contrast to the judgement of several onlookers whose views I trust.
I thought Hodgson was a safe pair of hands. I was wrong. I think he’s extremely fortunate that the new American owners seemingly won’t countenance an early change of manager. I would and, soon, so might they.