Liverpool: Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has warned that the best that the team can hope for next year is to finish sixth, as they are losing ground on their rivals in the transfer market the longer they go without a manager. The long-time Reds servant also hit out at the club's hierarchy and accused them of taking the side backwards.
The 54-year-old argued that the team risk falling further behind the top five, and that the toll of the Europa League will make their season more difficult as they try to keep up with those ahead of them.
"The club are at a crossroads and I would argue they are even further off finishing in the top four now than they were at the start of last season," Lawrenson told the Daily Mirror.
"The big five of Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham will all strengthen and its going to be hard for Liverpool to catch them up....more
03:51 PM, May 29, 2012