There’s some April Fools Day jokes that are just plain cruel. Out of contention for Champions League qualification. Out of ideas. Once again out of time. It didn’t take a real stretch of the imagination to see this coming. A 2-0 reversal at St. James was in the script long before kick-off. A pair of goals from Papiss Cisse was more than enough to send Kenny and his men back to Merseyside with their tails between their legs. A red card for Pepe Reina, a foolish dive from Andy Carroll, nothing but shenanigans from the others, more yellow cards then you’d ever want to see and more points squandered. Though, I suppose, you can’t squander a chance you never really had to begin with.
Recapping that disaster would be an exercise in futility. You don’t want to read it and I certainly don’t want to write it. Let’s leave it at that, shall we?