But next season we would collapse and win nothing? Nah. We're more consistently sound in Europe than in the league, so I'd prefer to overtake United in league titles whilst we're bloody excellent.Because winning CL is harder and this team would be officially the Greatest PL team ever surpassing the Treble Man u side (more points and invincible + back to back CL champions).
I thought it was largely accepted that this is exactly what we did the year we reached the Europa league final, so there is a precedent for it.I’ve heard a few comments along the lines of getting the league wrapped up in April, so we can rotate the league games and focus on the cups.
I think this is flawed, largely because of how this team is built.
To me, it looks like our lads are conditioned to play two games a week. We fall off a bit with a week between games - Klopp mentioned this at the weekend and he is right to point out that it’s a balancing act. Too little recovery time and we risk injuries and legs falling off. Too much and we struggle to get back in the rhythm. The sweet spot seems to be about 4-5 days between games.
So any thoughts about wholesale changes in the league to keep us fresh in the cup games might be the wrong way of looking at it. Such an approach may actually hinder us in the cups.
I think we need to keep going in the league, regardless of how early we can wrap it up*. Keeping up the intensity in the league might give up a better chance in the cups.
*one exception to this. If we some how do manage to win in before the Ev, we should play the kids again. Elite trolling.
I'd go for 2 as well. That would shut Utd up about us not winning the treble that they won.Ok Ok which one would you choose:
1) Win the double this Year and next Year (League title and Fa cup) but lose one game a season so no invisible and No Centurion (Finish on 99pts).
2) Win the Treble this Year and go on to be Invisible Centurion and get 106 points But No League Title or CL next Season.
We will only be one behind United and we should catch up with them, however putting more distance on them on CL.But next season we would collapse and win nothing? Nah. We're more consistently sound in Europe than in the league, so I'd prefer to overtake United in league titles whilst we're bloody excellent.
I'd obviously prefer both, though.
Totally agree. Before the draw the one team I didn't want to pull was them. Simeone is the type of manager that players would die for , not to mention cheat like fuck for. I reckon we need to score over there to have a decent chance. A 1-0 would suit them down to the ground.IMO if we beat Atlético we will reach the final again.