We are on an alarming run of six games without a win and Europe seems more and more out of reach. The only good thing is that we are in the semi-final of the League Cup - and I'm hoping to at least secure one trophy in my first season.
The board have been naturally unhappy at recent results and said that if I didn't get some better results fast they would consider giving me the sack. I took in their words grimly. I didn't want to get sacked. Not in my first season. Not by my favorite club.
Jack Robinson has gone on loan to Newcastle and Raheem Sterling to Stevenage. Suso has also been attracting interest from a few clubs in Italy and Spain's lower divisions, with a Serie B club and Liga Adelante club all wanting to get him on loan, however Suso rejected both because he apparently feels he is 'too good' to go out on loan. Sterling was also involved in a dressing room bust-up with Kuyt just before he went to Stevenage, as he felt that the advice Kuyt had offered was, apparently, 'bollocks', and that he needed a better mentor. I might consider dropping them back to the Reserves if they don't improve their attitudes soon.
Kuyt has expressed a desire to end his career at Liverpool, and so has Fabio Aurelio. However if the latter doesn't retire by the season after next then I will be forced to transfer him away as I want Jack Robinson to be getting more playing time.
Currently, we are at a disappointing 10th place in the league table with 26 points. Arsenal at 5th place is eleven points away.