Is this the start of a new golden era?

SirBillShankly

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So, we are champions of Europe, number 6 is in the bag and just how wonderful does it feel? Love it!

European Cup winners.

What a relief for Jurgen after losing his previous 6 finals. We are back on our perch in Europe and not far away domestically. More points than any LFC team before. Now that the monkey is off his back and his first LFC trophy has been won will this just be the start of a long trophy haul? There's the massive obstacle that is Man City but this side is young, there is plenty of room for further development and improvement and FSG seem very willing to invest in addition to having the best manager in the world. We have some more opportunities for trophies coming up. There is the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup coming and we'll go again be strong in the league and CL next season.

So, what does everyone think? Is this just the start of a trophy haul?
 
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FilthyBloke

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All I can say is I hope so.
There have been many false dawns at this club since 1990 so I’m going to walk into the next season with optimism and hope but also with a hint of realism. We are, after all, up against a monstrous opposition, the likes not seen before in the history of English football.
So yeah, I think we can march forward, but let’s be wary of the army that wait on the other side of the hill.
 

William Clarke

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You are right, we face a monstrous side in Citeh, but I don't believe they look forward to playing us; as past results can point to. We have the evil eye on them -- and they know it. It's just that we are let down by other clubs in the league who seem to roll over and run scared of this shitty team. Saying that, league success is in our hands, as it should always be, and not rely on other sides doing the business for us. A couple more good additions to our squad strength and we will give that moneybags Manchester club a run for their money. I'm looking at us winning the Prem title next season - I wonder what the odds are of us doing that?
 

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You are right, we face a monstrous side in Citeh, but I don't believe they look forward to playing us; as past results can point to. We have the evil eye on them -- and they know it. It's just that we are let down by other clubs in the league who seem to roll over and run scared of this shitty team. Saying that, league success is in our hands, as it should always be, and not rely on other sides doing the business for us. A couple more good additions to our squad strength and we will give that moneybags Manchester club a run for their money. I'm looking at us winning the Prem title next season - I wonder what the odds are of us doing that?
Actually I was thinking that the other day. The amount of teams that fielded a weakened team against city last year was shameful.
Hopefully, with us as European champions, teams will look at us and think they have no chance so play their kids and fringe players instead.
 

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Perhaps not serial winners, but hopefully we have a few years ahead of us when we can be at least highly competitive and grab a trophy here and there. Fight for the league until the last games, reach the last stages in Europe and one of the cups here and there. Pick up a trophy per season let's say, that should be the target, although of course, we know the priorities (which can also change during a season). Apart from that on the pitch, keep growing the club off the pitch. Kirkby, the new (possibly) Nike deal, Annie Road development, whatever else. Keep going in this direction, this is not our peak yet.
 

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As to it being the start of a new golden era , only time will tell and the coming season is probably going to give us some clues. I've no doubt that we are going to be picking up more trophies with Jurgen but can we go head to head with City again (and hopefully surpass them) over the entirety of another season ? In the end we all know that winning the League again is the most important thing for this club. Recent close finishes have been followed by abject failure , and while I can't see that happening under Jurgen finding a way to better Guardiola's side over 38 games might prove beyond us. They've already shown that their season of 100 pts was no fluke so realistically we need to be as good or even better than last year to challenge them. Failing that , we can all hope they get kicked out the CL for cheating and Pep rediscovers his conscience and fucks off somewhere else. Then we really would be set fair on the road to glory.
 
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So, we are champions of Europe, number 6 is in the bag and just how wonderful does it feel? Love it!

European Cup winners.

What a relief for Jurgen after losing his previous 6 finals. We are back on our perch in Europe and not far away domestically. More points than any LFC team before. Now that the monkey is off his back and his first LFC trophy has been won will this just be the start of a long trophy haul? There's the massive obstacle that is Man City but this side is young, there is plenty of room for further development and improvement and FSG seem very willing to invest in addition to having the best manager in the world. We have some more opportunities for trophies coming up. There is the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup coming and we'll go again be strong in the league and CL next season.

So, what does everyone think? Is this just the start of a trophy haul?
Lets hope so. In order for it to be a new golden era, we have to dominate. That is so much more difficult nowadays with all the oil baron clubs buying the title. The odds are stacked against us but we have an amazing manager who has created a fantastic team. I wouldn't write him off just yet.
 

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I just hope we push on from here.
As with 2005 / 06 we were really on a Crest of a wave champions league no 5 , FA cup winners.
Yet we stayed still or went backwards mostly down to owners in house fighting not willing back with cash for quality players.
Bringing in better sponsorship deals marketing such like and stadium expansion.
So now we really are in a suppierer position do something special.
 

Red_Jedi

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Yes. That is what is most special about this champions league win. It wasn’t luck, it wasn’t fluke. We are not losing any key players this summer. Our owners are not infighting.... so everything set for this to be a springboard.

Look at our competitors - both Chelsea and city have complicated legal cases about fair play. Spurs have this new stadium to pay for, and a bit of a thin squad, Arsenal and united have much to do to get their squads upto level...

This is the best position our club has been in since the eighties... but it’s up to the club to move onwards.
 

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I think the new era has already started. This is the silverware culmination of the building of the last 2/3 years. You dont get to the top without the work to get there. It was the same for Shanks great teams.
As for next season- We will certainly be up there with a shout in every cup we go in for. It just depends on the strength of the opposition, injuries, bad refs and luck. City cant get better !! manu are a few years behind, Arsenal are out of the CL and rebuilding, cheslski with 2x transfer ban and at spurs I think the balloon will burst-players are leaving and they wont be as good next season- that just leaves LFC and Manc, plus maybe a surprise package? well, the two of us were so far ahead of 3rd it will take some bridging.
I think the future looks very bright. Some of our younger players and going to more from good to world class this year, there might be Woodburn or Brewster may be a surprise package, or anyone of 5 other players knocking at the door- add 1/2 transfers and we are a settled team with a few tweeks, oh and the reigning European Champions !
 

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Well me thinking back in 2015 where i saw us being Fighting for top 4 as top target and now... .
I want the Thank FSG for bringing Klopp in. The most significant year was for me the 2015-2016. That Europa league finale showed everything this Club always stand for(thanks to the Kop) european Pedigree. Imo the whole Club is moving in the Right direction. Just to be competitive realisticwise Fighting for the League and Champions League are the big Targets the Team must reach/repeat . Football like everything in life moves on. Winning the League it ll be what i want to see as the most significant Goal to reach next Season. If that happen ( no matter how), than i ll call it pefect and start thinking About a Dynasty. Klopp is not the first Manager this Club ever had and ll not be the last one but whoever Comes after him has to make shure that like Klopp nowadays first comes the Club ,Fans then the rest.
Klopp has started his Golden Era for me personally from the day 1 he was apointed as LFC Manager where he send us all that simple goldendust massage" we have to turn from doubters to beleavers now".
 

Billy Biskix

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The short-term issue is City or more accurately Pep Guardiola. For as long as he is City manager it will be tough domestically for us. Even if they have their wings clipped over FFP they will still have a very strong squad and an exceptional manager. That we are even competing with them in the league is testimony to what a great job JK has done. Our best chance of honours remains the CL because City seem to have a mental block in that competition and JK has made us unbeatable over two legs.

Longer term, 5-10 years, depends very much on how long JK stays. There wasn't much evidence pre-JK's arrival that we had a well-oiled machine that just required a bit of tinkering. If he can be persuaded to stay longer than the 3 years he has left on his contract I'd be very confident about a golden era. If not then it depends who comes in and under what circumstances. At the moment I'm just enjoying it all while it lasts.
 

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The short-term issue is City or more accurately Pep Guardiola. For as long as he is City manager it will be tough domestically for us. Even if they have their wings clipped over FFP they will still have a very strong squad and an exceptional manager. That we are even competing with them in the league is testimony to what a great job JK has done. Our best chance of honours remains the CL because City seem to have a mental block in that competition and JK has made us unbeatable over two legs.
I really can't agree any more with you here. I think it's phenomenal that we managed to stay close to them through the entire season the way we did. Until the football gods think of some way to handle City's (and PSG's, etc) money is no object state backing, we're going to have the odds stacked against us in a league competition.

A cup competition, on the other hand... :cheers:
 

SithBaare

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Pound for pound, citeh have a stronger squad than ours. Not something that can't be overcome though.

But I've faced false dawns before and will be realistic
 

Dane

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I'm not falling into the "This is our year" trap.

Let's just continue as we are and see what it brings.
 

Obanite

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I've said it to many pals: finishing 2nd with 97 points (!) is the most Liverpool thing ever. But my instinct is that under Klopp we will win at least one title, yes. We have a strong core and a relatively young squad. I expect City to have a slight dip as they transition to the next generation as likes of Silva, Kompany etc. move on.