On a day where all the attention and excitement was elsewhere, losing away to Swansea seems like a perfectly fitting end to our season.
I didn't really care who won the league today but of course it's always nice to see Fergie & Co's faces when a last minute winner goes against them for a change. Right now though we should be looking at our own problems rather than laughing at the misfortune of others. I missed all today's drama because I was watching our boys stroll around in the Welsh sunshine, seemingly without a care in the world.
For the first 10 minutes the Reds didn't even get a kick of the ball with the home side dominating possession. Shelvey and Henderson seemed to be under instructions to sit deep in midfield so there was no pressure on the ball high up the pitch. Why would Kenny have told them to do this? Lord knows.
The fact that Doni was our man of the match in the first 45 minutes tells you pretty much how the half went. Swansea weren't great but they showed a little more enthusiasm at least and were infinitely superior technically. Andy Carroll had one or two half chances late on in the half before getting booked for some nonsense involving Williams. All in all pretty dire stuff.
Early in the second half Carroll had a well executed overhead kick saved by Vorm, as the Reds improved slightly. Luis Suarez cut a frustrated figure though with his touch letting him down on several occasions. Like the rest of us, he was probably dying for this season to end.
Stewart Downing was substituted on the hour mark, reminding us all that he was actually on the pitch. In an ideal world he would never play for Liverpool FC again but that looks like an impossible dream. How would we get even half our money back on that?
With no real chances at either end the game looked to be winding down into a bore draw, until Danny Graham popped up with a late winner in the 86th minute. Rangel had the freedom of the right wing with Glen Johnson at least 10 yards away from him. This allowed the full back to cross low and Graham finished tidily first time.
Raheem Sterling remained on the bench meaning that there was absolutely no reason for any Liverpool fan to watch this game today. As fans we've seen some rough sights this season so to lose in the fashion we did today was not exactly surprising.
This is our lowest points total since three points for a win was introduced. We've finished below Everton for only the second time in 25 years and we've lost 9 of our last 14 league games. It's the lowest amount of goals the Reds have scored at home for over 100 years. Incredibly, some fans thought that if we had won the FA Cup it would have been classified as a successful season. For the rest of us non-brain-damaged fans it's been genuinely difficult to see where progress has been made.
We've become almost numb to losing games this season. It's become almost normal. That's how far we've slipped this season but no one at Liverpool FC has come out and addressed this situation. Where has our captain and our manager been during this period? What have they had to say? Nowt.
I expect FSG to make changes over the summer as they will look at this season as one of abject failure, from both a business and sporting perspective. There simply is no other way to look at it. It's no understatement to say that next season will define the future of the club. It's going to cost the Americans a lot more cash to save us from sinking into oblivion and we must hope that they're in this for the long haul. Nothing like ending the season on a positive note, eh?!
Subs: Bellamy for Downing (61), Kuyt for Maxi (74)
Unused Subs: Jones, Enrique, Coates, Spearing, Sterling.