Is Liverpool FC a Phoenix Rising or Still a Dead Chicken?

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Once upon a time, Liverpool was the football team.  They have won more European trophies than any other English team with five European Cups, three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups. The club has also won eighteen League titles, seven FA Cups and a record eight League Cups.

But the past two decades have been very hard on this English Premier League club.  They have not won the English Championship in twenty years, and have seen the Manchester United club eclipse their record number of league titles.   However, Manchester United’s star has faded this year, and that has left an opening for the Liverpool Club.  Can they pull off an upset this year and win the English Championship?

As of right now, Liverpool is currently number two in the league by two points under Manchester City and victory is in no way guaranteed. It’s hard not to root for this historic club to win.  Liverpool is the biggest club in England and has a global name recognition that can do nothing but help the English Premier League, which has been suffering due to the failures of Manchester United. If Liverpool wins the League, there will be a story to tell. A grand old team struggling to win for their aging captain would make an excellent movie, and it could really happen if Liverpool claims the title.

Captain Steven Gerrard

Gerrard has played for Liverpool since his professional career began in 1998.  He is one of the most decorated players in the sport with two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields, one Champions League, one UEFA Cup, and two Super Cups under his belt.  He also has captained the English national team since 2012.  Despite his numerous achievements, Gerrard has never won a Premier League Title.  A League win for Liverpool would give Gerrard the medal that he has been waiting for.  As a player who has show uncompromising loyalty to his club, it would be a heart-tugging finale to see him win.

A win for Liverpool is a win for the whole Premiere League

With the damage that has been done to the League by the failures of MUFC, a win for the Reds would certainly help the EPL’s global image.  Seen as a classic battle of good vs. evil, Liverpool beating the Manchester City and Chelsea teams could up the fortunes of the whole group.  Both Manchester City and Chelsea have spent millions of dollars on new players over the past few years that have yielded good results, but not the reign of terror that their managers had hoped for.  Liverpool, on the other hand, has invested in young talent.  Liverpool basically sacrificed a couple of years for the opportunity to build the experience and quality of their young team, under the leadership of Gerrard.   They also have suffered severe financial difficulties over the past decade.  Poor decisions by administration had led to near bankruptcy for the once legendary club, but a new owner in 2007 injected new funds and talent into the group.  Now owned by American Fenway Sports Group, the club is building its way back to the top of the game.  The world waits with baited breath to see if they pull off the upset.

So, the question is; “Is Liverpool a Phoenix or a dead chicken?”  My bet is placed on Liverpool rising from the ashes.  The club has made some sacrifices to get a quality squad in the shape that it is today, and with the amount of young talent that they have, they should have the best years ahead of them.  I say go Reds!

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