living in canada now (when I left England in 1990 we were still champions...wtf have you lot done to my team, eh?) i don't see MOTD but, judging by the posts here it, seems that the media are negative towards the Reds, right?
i know i am judging from afar and may have it all wrong, but it seems to me that it is not negativity towards the club. the simple fact is that for 25 years we set such impossibly high standards in terms of results and the quality of our players that everything now seems pretty feeble by comparison to anyone who witnessed that period. so, when reviewing a liverpool game or a player there is a natural tendency to talk in terms of our weaknesses rather than our strengths.
for the younger ones on here, say under 25, i can fully understand that we olduns must be boring harping on about "the good old days" but you just have to try and imagine how fantastic some of our players were. unless you saw them (e.g. dalglish, rush, barnes, beardsley, toshack, hansen, lawrensen, and on and on)you just can't believe that the current squad, with just a few exceptions, are simply not that good.
i believe rafa is doing very well with a collection of mediocre talents but i very rarely enjoy a reds game these days (some exceptions though...we seriously outclassed villa but they are slipping away anyway) because the overall quality of passing, movement and commitment are just not there to the standards (see above) that i grew accustomed to.
so, in conclusion, what i am suiggesting is that the media is simply viewing the current liverpool as i do...good but certainly not great and definitely still a way off chelsea. btw, this doesn't mean we can't yet pile up enough points to win the thing and i hope we do but.....i am not really expecting it unless the others fall down badly.
just my view.