Worst run of Liverpool results for decades, criticism of manager Rafa Benítez (and, on the subject of lack of firepower, justified), the thought of yet another season not at the top of the pile, and the next game just happens to be Man U.
And then guess what – the Red Devils get sent back home empty handed, and the title race is still close, with those teams just four points apart. Interesting to see that Nemanja Vidic loves going after the Reds so much that he came away with one – three sendings off in three. And Michael Owen nearly featured, but didn’t.
Benítez has figured one thing out very well: things can be going badly for your team, but if you turn over Man U, the fans will love you for it. The man from Parla ain’t daft.