Kopites of today are incredibly lucky. We are watching something special unfold. We are watching the genesis of a dynasty. If, like me, you are just about old enough to have some recollection of the UEFA Cup win in 2001, this is the most fun you’ve ever had watching the Reds. The status of this side has been backed up by Micky Quinn – the Newcastle United legend has said this “could be the best Liverpool team in history”.
Speaking on the talkSPORT Sports Breakfast, the ex-Magpies forward waxed lyrical about Jürgen Klopp’s squad, telling the show:
“They were breathtaking [against Salzburg], they took my breath away. Liverpool hadn’t really played that well until the Merseyside derby, and then Bournemouth and then last night – their last three games were three complete performances with two clean sheets and banging in goals left, right and centre. I never get carried away, but I’m going to say now that this potentially could be the best Liverpool team ever. And I mean that.”
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Us young guns don’t like suggesting that this is the best Liverpool team ever. We weren’t there. We didn’t see the likes of Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan or Alan Hansen.
To hear a lifelong Kopite such as Micky Quinn propose that this could be the greatest Reds side of all time really puts the work of Jürgen Klopp into context.
This must be what it was like watching Liverpool under Bill Shankly. Something is happening, we look like we are building something that will last for years to come.
Is this the best Liverpool team ever? The next couple of seasons should tell us.