Liverpool’s situation may get worse before it gets better

With Liverpool announcing that Rafa Benitez is to leave the club, fans must be wondering how could things get any worse after their dismal Premier League campaign.

Unfortunately things may have to indeed get a bit worse for the club before they get better. Next season the competition will be even fiercer for the Champions League spots and the Premiership title, so Liverpool need to make sure that they get the right man in this summer to replace Benitez. A whole host of names are sure to be linked with the job and with be difficult to predict who will succeed Benitez at the club. One thing is for certain though; whoever comes in will be under immense pressure to deliver success right away.

There may be some problems when it comes to players as well, at 30-years-old Steven Gerrard may well feel that he has to move on from the club in order to win more titles. Fernando Torres may question his future and Yossi Benayoun is also heavily tipped to join Chelsea as a replacement for Joe Cole who is moving on.

Liverpool’s reported transfer budget next season is said to be a lowly £5m and if Gerrard, Torres and Benayoun do all depart Anfield then there is no way that will be enough to rebuild the squad. In fact even if they stayed they would probably still need far more money to challenge for the league.

However there is potential in the team and if Liverpool can get some investment in the summer which enables them to buy a few players then there is no reason that they cannot be competitive next season. But they must realise that if they don’t bring in the right man and add to the team, then they are in danger of falling behind Tottenham and Manchester City for the fourth Champions League spot.

The team finished second in the Premiership two seasons ago and the only major change to the squad has been the departure of Xabi Alonso. Therefore they do have a lot of capable players and last season looks to have been simply a loss of confidence by the players in the manager’s ability.

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Liverpool but it may take a while for them to reach it, whether or not they get new ownership in the summer is going to play on big part on how soon things will get better.

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