The ambition of finishing first has been wiped out. They might even have given up on finishing fourth. In the appointment of a man who takes his summer holidays in Wales, Liverpool have settled for being average. As the club searches for new owners and new investment, stability and an upper mid-table finish will have to suffice. Without that investment and change of ownership, it’s all that can suffice.
— Pete Gill, on what the appointment of Ray Hodgson as Liverpool manager means for the club. Unfortunately, I can’t help but agree.