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Best laid plans of fans go out the window as Klopp's Liverpool limp towards historic title

Eamonn Sweeney


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: AFP/Getty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: AFP/Getty

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: AFP/Getty

It's funny how things work out. One thing we thought we knew for certain was that when Liverpool finally ended their Premier league famine it would be one of the great sporting occasions. Not just the club's fans, but neutrals would also relish the emotional outpouring which followed.

But it's not really turning out that way. John Aldridge hit the nail on the head last week when noting that runs to the title aren't supposed to feel like this. After Watford ended Liverpool's chances of emulating Arsenal's 'invincibles' a great deal of interest has drained away from a title race which ended an awful long time ago.

Liverpool are largely the victims of their own excellence. Their astounding run in the first half of the season, coupled with Manchester City's fall from grace, removed any suspense from the title race much earlier than has ever been the case before.