Liverpool title contenders? Only until November again, it appears.
The realisation, perennial, was dished out by a Hull City side hell bent on banishing the ghosts of their previous Premier League incarnation as Phil Brown’s Hull City.
According to the above chart, the extinguishing of Liverpool’s aspirations is bang on schedule and therefore reassuring in a cosy, ‘Christmas is coming’ kind of way.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Lars, a Liverpool fan from Tromsø, stated his belief that a productive January transfer window could yet make Liverpool title contenders once more.
He said: “Brendan Rodgers needs backing, and substantially.
“Without another £50m splurge we just won’t be able to compete, especially if all the players we sign keep getting injured or being rubbish.
“You can’t legislate for those things. It’s only natural that 75% of signings you make will turn out to be dreadful failures, so I say let’s play the percentages and sign even more players.
“The thing is, Rodgers is building a young side for the future. Hull were lucky, and it was like a cup final to them, their biggest game of the season, lad.
“Our supporters deserve eternal, uninterrupted success. Dem jævla Yanks need to back Rodgers with some jævla money, lad. We might fall short of the title this time but top 4 is well within reach.
“You see if we don’t finish above jævla Everton, lad.”
He added: “Or jævla Swansea.