If Liverpool continue to perform as badly as we have started then the end result will be the lowest league postition for 53 years. In 1961/62 the Reds won the second division and was therefore of course lower than the 11th place in the top division which we are holding now. But since promotion in 1962 Liverpool has never finished as low as 11th inte the league.
This season Liverpool has accumulated a meagre 14 points in eleven games. If The Reds keep up that lousy form it will certainly mean a final place somewhere in mid-table. Perhaps in the current 11th place. If we do it´s the worse effort for a very long time.
The last time Liverpool was in the lower half of the table in the top tier was in the season 1953/54. The Reds finished in 22nd place and got relegated. During eight years the second division was the arena. Then in 1961/62 Liverpool had a magnificent season, won 27 out of 42 matches and scored 99 goals. The Reds topped the final table eight points ahead of Leyton Orient. Needless to say it was Bill Shankly who steered the Reds upwards on this occasion.
Ever since that success Liverpool has statyed in the top division and is now playing their 53rd consecutive season in the top flight. And during this time Liverpool has never finished worse than eight and only on three occasions. So to finish 11th now would be a massive disappointment, a really bad historical event and a gigantic step backwards. So it´s time for the Reds to start winning when:
We Go Again.