“Standard Liege Faces Relegation Threat Amid Ownership Turmoil and On-Field Struggles”

“Standard Liege Faces Relegation Threat Amid Ownership Turmoil and On-Field Struggles”

Standard Liege, the most successful football team in Belgium’s Walloon region, faces the prospect of relegation from the top flight for the first time since the 1920s.

Following a 2-1 defeat to Westerlo, the team sits just three points above the bottom four, with the threat of automatic relegation looming.

The bottom four teams will engage in a relegation playoff, with the 14th-placed team facing a two-legged tie against the winners of the Challenger Pro League.

The team’s struggles coincide with reports detailing the precarious financial situation of their owners, 777, who are reportedly keen on acquiring Premier League side Everton.

The state of Standard Liege off the pitch raises concerns about the potential consequences of relegation for the club.

Upcoming fixtures against top-six contenders Union St Gilloise, Gent, and Genk present further challenges for Standard Liege.

With only two players scoring more than two goals this season and a lackluster goal tally of 24 in 26 games, the team’s offensive shortcomings are evident.

Additionally, facing teams with strong defensive records compounds their difficulties.

While survival in the Pro League remains the immediate goal, questions linger about the club’s long-term trajectory under 777 ownership, with fans increasingly vocal about the need for clarity and stability.

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