Fairclough fears for Liverpool relegation

David Fairclough says the fear of Liverpool being relegated has become a stark reality, with the danger of the unthinkable now very much thinkable.

Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Blackburn last night leaves the Reds just four points from the relegation zone and only five points off bottom of the table West Ham.

“Relegation has to be in our minds,” Fairclough told Sky Sports News.

“No Liverpool fan will believe that will happen, but there is a real fear that we have fallen into that cluster of sides who are all haunted by relegation.

“At this time of the year we expected Liverpool to be further up the table in a position to challenge, but it hasn’t happened and now they are probably one of eight or nine sides who will consider they are in a relegation battle. Liverpool can’t be ruled out of that group.”

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