The past 10 days or so has seen Liverpool back to their very best. The Reds trounced Everton 5-2 in the Merseyside Derby, they put on an exhibition when they cruised past Bournemouth 3-0 at Dean Court and they were thoroughly professional when they beat RB Salzburg 2-0 in Austria. The side’s current form, coupled with their performances in 2019, has prompted Michael Owen to refer to Liverpool as “one of the best club teams of our lifetime”.
Owen, winner of the 2001 Ballon d’Or, was part of the BT Sport panel that watched the Reds win their Champions League group with a victory over Red Bull Salzburg. Jürgen Klopp’s men were incredibly impressive as they beat the Austrians 2-0 away from home.
Speaking after the game the retired forward said:
“Six months ago I thought it couldn’t get any better. Winning the Premier League is the holy grail for Liverpool now but apart from that can it get any better? This is one of the best club teams we have seen in our lifetime. It’s a phenomenal team and it’s right up there with the great Manchester United sides, Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and Man City. It’s just an unbelievable team.”
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Michael Owen isn’t the most welcome man around Liverpool these days but his praise does well to put this Reds side into context.
We are all very much focused on the now, enjoying just how magnificently Liverpool are playing. We rarely stop to think that the team we are watching is likely one of the best the sport has ever seen.
We may not be a team of 11 superstars but that is what plays to our advantage. This is a side that play for each other, this is a side that would not be able to perform to its current standard if it wasn’t for every single man doing his job. It is this collectivity that sets this Liverpool team apart – the Barcelona side of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi is likely the only other club team comparable when it comes to working as a unit.