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04 Jan 2020 18:26:10
Ed001

This current team is probably the greatest of my lifetime. I was wondering if you could do an article comparing the current squad against the best of the past. Dalglish and sourness etc. Interested to see your thoughts.

Thanks in advance.

{Ed001's Note - I have added that idea to my to do list. I am going to have to give it some real thought as it certainly deserves to be compared, at the very least.}

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04 Jan 2020 18:46:35
thanks mate.

That to do list is that big of yours that we might be multiple premier league winners by time you get round to it! Ha.

{Ed001's Note - I did think that when I was scrolling down for an hour to reach the bottom to add your idea to it! I am working on a couple of the articles from it now, but it does seem to grow much faster than I can do them.}

04 Jan 2020 20:35:47
Not an expert but I think it’s different to quantify, the game has significantly moved on since Kenny and Souness walked out under the famous, This Is Anfield sign.

The one difference at the moment is the fact that the team of the 80’s won the league a significant amount of times, along with the European cup. With they in mind, this team has a way to go in my opinion.

04 Jan 2020 21:09:09
Totally agree Drogie, this current team are playing catch up even before we can seriously compare the two era's ⚽️✌.

04 Jan 2020 21:10:35
Spot on Drogie. We ave all waited so long, and many younger fans have never experianced the joy of winning the title. The football we are playing is a joy to watch but if memory serves me right we finished 1st or 2nd in 17 out of eighteen consecutive seasons in the 70' and 80's. 1980 was the year we finished 5th.

I know its a long time ago but theses teams also won 4 european titles etc etc.

This team has along way to go to in my humble opinion.

04 Jan 2020 23:22:39
The game has changed so much too. From lack of back passing, less physicality, better pitches, etc.

It was so physical back in the day and the flair players had lumps kicked out of them. (anybody remember Ginny Jones first challenge in the cup final) .

Great debate, over a few jars, but in my eyes it's only fair to compare how great the teams are / were in relation to the very best in world football at the time.

The 80s team ruled for years, we can only hope this generation might.

05 Jan 2020 02:45:08
You’re talking about an era when physical fitness was not part of their job.
This team would wipe the floor with any team that’s ever been before.

{Ed001's Note - that's not true. They were physically fit then too just a different kind of fitness. They were much tougher for starters.}

05 Jan 2020 09:08:18
For those that were around in the 70’s and 80’s glory years how did the successful teams play then? Were they a relentless machine like this team are? Did they smash a lot of the teams they faced? What was the general level of the teams in the league.

05 Jan 2020 11:02:09
The team that had Barnes and Beardsley were a joy to watch. For me the best footballing team I have seen. The early 80's teams were so dominant, passed you to death, difficult to get the ball off. This team is relentless, tough and then explosive when the time is right but as some posters have said, so difficult to choose. We have had some great teams over the years, that's for sure.

05 Jan 2020 11:49:12
For me it depends in which era we played the match. VAR would destroy Souness and Tommy Smith.

05 Jan 2020 11:51:52
Personally, there’s a distinction between the various teams and the football that they played.
All of the teams from 1973 - 1990 were dominant at home and abroad, though the European ban post-1985 probably cost the club another European Cup or two.
Their continued success was remarkable but it was in essence a method from the blueprint set out by Shankly and the Boot Room staff. Each successive manager continued this method.
The teams were so dominant that 2nd place truly was seen as a failure. This was at a time when English football teams were very successful in European club competition too, so there’s no doubt that Liverpool then were the best team in Europe. That barometer was lost after 1985 and it was harmful to the club in the longer term.
In my opinion the best team we’ve had was the 78 - 84 team we’ve had but the current team are posting numbers that outdo even that side.

The football now is fantastic, possession based when required but dynamic on the counter at any given opportunity. As a collective, it is the fastest team I’ve ever seen.
The pitches are better and the law rules have changed to give a cleaner, quicker game now. The current team are extremely attack minded, home and away, and in Europe too. The mindset is more positive than that of past teams when a boring draw away in Europe was seen as a successful result. The football of Kenny’s late 80s side was the culmination of over 12 years development to a possession- based style also, that team rarely took a direct corner kick and the ball was invariably played out from the back from the keeper. It’s a real shame that we didn’t get to see it in Europe. But the speed and dynamism of the current team plays football that the whole of Europe and the World are envious of, and is the most attractive I’ve seen from a Liverpool side.

05 Jan 2020 16:12:22
Excuse my ignorance but didn’t we used to go a goal up and back pass to our goalkeeper for the rest of the game?

05 Jan 2020 19:31:47
I believe our European away games were like that a lot.

05 Jan 2020 22:29:44
If this group win 4 or 5 please and another ucl perhaps, the odd fa Cup. I think they have to be considered the best. The intensity of this group is second to none. Liverpool, Madrid, bayern whoever. I've never seen a team so focused.

Jordan Henderson had a world class year.







 

 

 
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