In case you were trapped under a rock last week, you’ll know that Liverpool are Premier League champions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side secured the club’s first league title in 30 years with seven games to spare, dropping points in just three of their 31 fixtures so far.
Their brilliance on the field has sparked a debate about whether the Reds’ current crop of players are the best assembled in Premier League history.
It’s a tough one. Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’, Manchester United’s treble winners, Manchester City’s ‘Centurions’ and Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea team of 2004/05 are all firm candidates for the accolade.
Let’s be honest, they’d all be worthy winners, but Arsenal Fan TV regular, Troopz, is adamant it shouldn’t be Liverpool labelled as the best ever.
Why? Because of Klopp’s decisions to field weakened teams in both the FA Cup and League Cup, as well as going out of the Champions League in the last-16.
Troopz says: “That Invincible team, we went for every trophy. We went for the FA Cup (got to the semi-final), the League Cup (got to the semi-final), won the league unbeaten, yeah.”
The AFTV regular also highlights Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 2003/04, where they were knocked out by Chelsea.
“These man got kicked out of last 16 in the Champions League, yeah,” Troopz adds. “We went hard in every competition rude boy, we showed respect to every team we played.”
A Liverpool fan then proceeds to respond to Troopz, highlighting Liverpool’s success in both the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season.
He asks: “Would you rather win the European Super Cup, Club World Cup, the Premier League and a Champions League over a League Cup or an FA Cup?”
Liverpool famously selected two different squads to play the quarter-final of the League Cup and the semi-final of the Club World Cup in Qatar, with the fixtures just 24 hours apart.
Liverpool were beaten 5-0 by Aston Villa in the former, but secured a 2-1 victory over Monterrey in the latter.
Ironically, Klopp fielded a weakened side in the previous round of the League Cup against Arsenal, with the Reds eventually winning on penalties after a 5-5 draw.
Gunners fans don’t really have a leg to stand on, do they?