Can Iain Dowie End Hull's Season On A High?
Whatever Benitez's future holds, i wish him all the best...
With both teams faced with little more incentive than pride for tomorrow's fixture in Humberside it is a hard one to predict. Liverpool do have the slight hope that they could finish the season in 6th should Aston Villa falter against Blackburn but that is quite simply all we have going.
With all the speculation around the manager at the moment and after yesterday's attempts by forum members and Twitterers alike to show their support for Mr. Rafael Benitez, it could be the last time we see the Spaniard in charge of our Liverpool side. Not only this but after financial records were released, also yesterday, it is quite clear the state that Liverpool football club is in and the need for new owners/investment is becoming evermore apparent.
The summer should be an interesting and nervy time for all who are involved at Liverpool football club. Mr. Broughton is not expecting it to be easy to find a suitable buyer in such a short period of time, which leaves us faced with a conundrum...
Do we sell to the first highest bidder providing he seems "legitimate" or do we wait and hope that the financial situation remains relatively stable whilst results on the pitch also remain acceptable and then sell to the perfect purchaser.
For Hull tomorrow they only have two injury worries. Jimmy Bullard along with Caleb Folan are both concerns after missing training on Friday.
Everyone knows what a key feature and juggernaut Jimmy Bullard has been to a struggling Hull side but on the last day of the season when they are playing for nothing, it shouldn't matter too much that they are missing their main man.
As for Liverpool, our injury list still remains as long as ever, Skrtel, Kelly, Insua, Aurelio and Fernando Torres will all miss out on Liverpool's last game of the season.
It may not mean anything but Liverpool fans everywhere will be looking for the boys in Red to end the season on a high. After hammering Hull 6-1 earlier in the season when they were still under Phil Brown it was one of those games that Liverpool thought was a turning point, unfortunately afterwards we went on a losing streak, failing to beat Fiorentina and then losing in the Premier League to Chelsea and Sunderland after the now famous beach ball goal.
It's been a funny season for Liverpool but under circumstances, it was only a matter of time without investment that the dizzy heights of finishing with our best points total ever in the Premier League last season and the excitment of being in a title race came crashing back down to shake us to reality.
Liverpool football club has always been successful and it's feasible to say that we will continue to pick up the odd league cup here and FA Cup there, but so long as we remain crippled by what the two American's upstairs have done to our club, the longer we will be without that elusive Premier League title.
On a lighter note, i would just like to say to all my readers that i have totally enjoyed doing my blog this season. When i started it up almost without a serious thought of keeping it going back in September, i had no idea how Liverpool fans would react to it, after all i was totally amateur and still am. I also never realised how much fun it could be to keep a blog going and listen to feedback, debate with fans etc etc.
Twitter has been a massive asset for me too and i must thank all my followers who continue to stop by the blog and constantly are there to discuss the latest Liverpool events and stories.
I would write this blog now if nobody read it, it's became a hobby, but it means so much to know that people do actually enjoy it, i know sometimes my posts are a bit sloppy and i know i'm not exactly one who is filled with facts or can give you stats on how many goals per game Daniel Pacheco has scored for the reserves... But i do try!
So i would just like to thank you all again, it will be quite sad to do my last match report of the season on Monday, but let's just hope that the 2010/2011 season will supply both me and you with more success to write about!