Xabi Alonso believes the doom and gloom engulfing Liverpool has already all but scuppered their hopes of competing for the Premiership title.As a fan, I've remained positive thus far, defending players, defending Rafa's tactics and remain optimistic about the season although it has been pretty sh*te. But since players has already been coming out and throwing in the towel, what hope is there?
Another below par performance from The Reds in a goalless draw at Middlesbrough on Saturday evening means the team trail leaders Manchester United by 16 points after just 13 matches.
A run of just two points from 21 available away from home has left their title hopes hanging by a thread.
Alonso admits he would be able to see a light at the end of the tunnel, were it not for the negativity pervading the Anfield dressing room.
"The fight for the title is getting more and more difficult for us," said Alonso.
"Not just because of the points difference but because of the atmosphere I see at the club.
"I see pessimism and in that respect it is going to be very hard to come back.
"We can't put three straight wins together and are unable to transmit the spirit of Europe to league games.
"I don't know if it is something psychological but we are very annoyed."
If you people want to give up, please at least score a goal in an away game or even better, win one. After that you bananas can go on and do whatever you want.