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Is this the start of a new golden era?

Quicksand

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Its way too early to say. And there are any number of factors to consider.
We have the basis of a title winning team, however........

97 points and no trophy? Maybe because City got decisions that they shouldnt have? Because of the Kompany non red card after his assault on Salah?
Sorry if you thought this injustice has been wrapped up and put away, but if fairness existed we would be double winners now.

We will only enter into a golden age if the playing pitch is level. Its not at the moment. Liverpool were magnificent last season, and they had to be. Few nice slices of luck as well to be fair. City were also magnificent, and lucky but not as good as Liverpool in reality. But decisions helped them.
They might fall back a bit, and if they do LFC will pounce.
 

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Its way too early to say. And there are any number of factors to consider.
We have the basis of a title winning team, however........

97 points and no trophy? Maybe because City got decisions that they shouldnt have? Because of the Kompany non red card after his assault on Salah?
Sorry if you thought this injustice has been wrapped up and put away, but if fairness existed we would be double winners now.

We will only enter into a golden age if the playing pitch is level. Its not at the moment. Liverpool were magnificent last season, and they had to be. Few nice slices of luck as well to be fair. City were also magnificent, and lucky but not as good as Liverpool in reality. But decisions helped them.
They might fall back a bit, and if they do LFC will pounce.
I'm not content just to pounce if the wildebeest slips on the slippery river bank. That's not the king of the jungle era that was meant in the thread title. I take your point about the level playing field: It is really unfair for Shiteh that they've got such crap home support.
 

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Absolutely.
With the biggest trophy in football secured, Jurgen has done the hardest part of his career.
This is just the beginning for this squad, all players are in their prime and peaking.
All we need is a but of luck.
I'd target the FA cup and league now.
Yep, we are long overdue a domestic cup aren't we? We can't push much harder for the league can we? Not to win the league after getting 97 points is unbelievable. City are stronger than any rivals in the league that we've ever faced. Think we must better them in our head to heads if we are to win the title next season. If we do that then these lads will bring us the title.
 

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The luck was evenly distributed last season. We had luck with injuries that they didn't have. They had luck with flukey goals that we didn't. I want luck to play no role whatsoever.
The advantage they had was having had a season of 100 points behind them, opponents had already resigned themselves to be being beaten in all probability. Guess what? We'll have more roll overs next season than last too.
 

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The luck was evenly distributed last season. We had luck with injuries that they didn't have. They had luck with flukey goals that we didn't. I want luck to play no role whatsoever.
The advantage they had was having had a season of 100 points behind them, opponents had already resigned themselves to be being beaten in all probability. Guess what? We'll have more roll overs next season than last too.
Luck always plays a part.
 

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I hope so.I have been supporting the LFC for 70 years and I had the privilege of driving the team To training to Mel wood when I worked part time for Lawrence’s of Bootle who supplied the team coach in the old days..and I was invited into the little kitchen at Melwood while the first team. The reserves and the A and B teams for a cup of tea with Mr Shankly.Bob Paisley.Ronnie Moran etc. While they changed their trainers for their boots.many stories to be told.. I’m so proud .ihave my son and my grandchildren are all fanatics for the team and they all know who Grandad supports.
Old Albert .
 

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Maybe post this here? We've been named as the world's third-best club, behind City and Bayern and ahead of Barca and Real:


Also this:

"Premier League rivals Manchester United meanwhile have embarrassingly dropped to 34th behind the likes of Spanish minnows Leganes and Eibar as well as Greek side PAOK, Germany's Hoffenheim and Young Boys of Switzerland."

lol

Edit, whoops, I misread - we're ahead of Barca and Real, not behind.
 
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Maybe post this here? We've been named as the world's third-best club, behind City and Bayern and ahead of Barca and Real:


Also this:

"Premier League rivals Manchester United meanwhile have embarrassingly dropped to 34th behind the likes of Spanish minnows Leganes and Eibar as well as Greek side PAOK, Germany's Hoffenheim and Young Boys of Switzerland."

lol

Edit, whoops, I misread - we're ahead of Barca and Real, not behind.
I'd have us ahead of Bayern too.
 

Semmy

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I think we should be careful not to put the cart before the horse.

let's get a league trophy or two under our belts before we start talking about how good we are.

respect the competition and be humble
 

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I think we should be careful not to put the cart before the horse.

let's get a league trophy or two under our belts before we start talking about how good we are.

respect the competition and be humble
100% agree. League titles are the measure of success at Liverpool, and the burden or glory of history will only be sated by winning it. Klopp and the current team are a step above our last couple of our title assault teams, a sixth European Cup underpins that.....but as Semmy correctly warns we should be careful and should respect the prize we seek.

Whilst my heart brings me on the magical journey my head whispers about false dawns, Rodgers, Suarez and Stevie G........I am able to remember the halcyon days of the seventies and eighties, and the magnificence and humility of our managers and players. I think Klopp has above all our recent managers embraced the value of humility and has transferred that into his team. As supporters we should do the same......oh I love nothing more than sowing a comment into Utd or City, or Chelsea apologists, but it will be so much sweeter if and when we win the league.
 

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100% agree. League titles are the measure of success at Liverpool, and the burden or glory of history will only be sated by winning it. Klopp and the current team are a step above our last couple of our title assault teams, a sixth European Cup underpins that.....but as Semmy correctly warns we should be careful and should respect the prize we seek.

Whilst my heart brings me on the magical journey my head whispers about false dawns, Rodgers, Suarez and Stevie G........I am able to remember the halcyon days of the seventies and eighties, and the magnificence and humility of our managers and players. I think Klopp has above all our recent managers embraced the value of humility and has transferred that into his team. As supporters we should do the same......oh I love nothing more than sowing a comment into Utd or City, or Chelsea apologists, but it will be so much sweeter if and when we win the league.
The problem with this is... it's not a false dawn. The lads have already proven that they can get to nearly 100 points in the league. This is better than any Liverpool team of the past. It's also a better achievement than any team of serial winner Ferguson. Let that sink in... If you add our recent CL exploits to this, you can but come to the conclusion that it isn't a false dawn, definitely not.

The only thing which has prevented us from already getting a league title, was a team which was even more consistent than us in the league. It's a bit like the Messi-Ronaldo competition. At least regarding stats, they are both the best players ever. At the same time. That's what is happening to us. We have to live with unreally strong competition, at a time when we are unreally good ourselves.

Our lads will have to find a way to get past that opposition by becoming even better and stronger. In a word: perfect. That's the challenge, and it's harder than any challenge before.
 

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The problem with this is... it's not a false dawn. The lads have already proven that they can get to nearly 100 points in the league. This is better than any Liverpool team of the past. It's also a better achievement than any team of serial winner Ferguson. Let that sink in... If you add our recent CL exploits to this, you can but come to the conclusion that it isn't a false dawn, definitely not.

The only thing which has prevented us from already getting a league title, was a team which was even more consistent than us in the league. It's a bit like the Messi-Ronaldo competition. At least regarding stats, they are both the best players ever. At the same time. That's what is happening to us. We have to live with unreally strong competition, at a time when we are unreally good ourselves.

Our lads will have to find a way to get past that opposition by becoming even better and stronger. In a word: perfect. That's the challenge, and it's harder than any challenge before.
Sorry
But I cannot agree on the "better than sny Liverpool team of the past" comment.
Statistically perhaps, contextually not yet.
The best teams win titles, no matter how good or corrupt the opposition are. This team needs to win a title. Our history wont treat last season any kinder than any other second place.
 

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I respect that in terms of world football, we are among the 1%. Very fortunate circumstances snd the times are very good to be a Liverpool fan.

Let the smirk free once we win b2b leagues and then we can talk about a bird seat. Utd have shown how quickly fortune can correct itself.

Liverpool have our own history we are still being judged on
 

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Yet another trophy, that's 3 now, another golden era isn't it? We have a legendary team right now, creating history. Winning breeds winning.

The trophies stacking up for Jurgen now, deserves it for being such a brilliant human being doesn't he?
 

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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?
Not true this season though is it? Apart from ourselves Norwich, Wolves, United, Spurs and Newcastle have all taken points off them.

Their bubble of invincibility is well and truly blown and teams have realised they are beatable. This is 100% ours to lose and not theirs to win.
 
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Yet another trophy, that's 3 now, another golden era isn't it? We have a legendary team right now, creating history. Winning breeds winning.

The trophies stacking up for Jurgen now, deserves it for being such a brilliant human being doesn't he?
I couldn't be more glad for him. He deserves it through and through. And also for our lads who have become his reflection on the pitch in terms of fairness, team-spirit, grit, never-say-die attitude. And the way they play football is the right one too.

They are fantastic, a real example for any other football team, and even though I don't really care about that club's world cup thingy, I was still very glad to see them celebrate afterwards. Hopefully they can go on, take off that massive weight around our collective necks, and win number 19 as they deserve.
 

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For years we were entertainers who played liquid footy but never managed to get the job done.Now it is different.We have the grit and the grind needed to win multiple trophies.This is why we have won so many close matches this season.Few years ago we would have lost or drew majority of the close games.