Current form of Liverpool: 2014-15 season is the worst in terms of Win percentage, Goals Scored and Goals Conceded ever since Rafael Benitez left Anfield. This season might probably end as a disastrous one.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s best ever season: CR7 has been firing left, right and center this season. Ever since he moved to Real Madrid, his direct contribution to goals is too high consistently. This season he has bettered his record. At the moment, there is no walls that could stop him.
Mario Balotelli is a misfit in Liverpool: Super Mario is no more Super. He has scored only twice playing 888 minutes. This is his lowest scoring record in any season. It will take a lot of change in tactics, formation and Mario’s attitude to actually turn this around. It’s close to impossible.
History is against Champions League teams coming from a break: Teams from the top 5 leagues who haven’t played in Champions League the last season haven’t seen a lot of success. Only 4 out of 50 such teams have reached semi finals or more. Incidentally in the last 10 seasons, Liverpool is the only team to have won the Champions League having not played in the tournament the season before.