HULL, England (AFP) - Liverpool's season of failure was summed up at the KC Stadium at Sunday, where Rafa Benitez's side were held to a goalless draw by relegated Hull that means they end the season in seventh place.
The visitors looked lethargic from start to finish and struggled to create any clear-cut chances, although Daniel Aggar blazed over the top with the home goal at the mercy and Alberto Aquilani struck the crossbar on the stroke of half time.
This promised to have a hollow feeling to it considering Hull had already been relegated and Liverpool had failed in their quest to finish in the top four.
There was still a great deal of pride at stake, however, especially for the visitors. The last thing Benitez needed to suffer was the ignominy of finishing the season on a losing note to a side destined for the Championship.