To all Liverpool fans who have argued that they’d rather win the Champions League than the Premiership (and I’ve read more than a few such arguments in the last couple of days), that’s fair enough if you genuinely believe that, but don’t for a minute think that you’re suddenly a better side than Man Utd or Chelsea: you’re not. No way.
The league table doesn’t lie – a cliche but perfectly true. Man U are a massive 18 points ahead of Liverpool in the Prem, whilst the gap between Chelsea and the Pool is 13 points, still a considerable margin. Rafa Benitez is great at preparing his team for one-off cup games, but let’s not kid ourselves – despite Liverpool’s defeat of Chelsea in the CL semi final, the two best teams in England this season have been United and Chelsea, by some distance – Liverpool and Arsenal have been in with the also-rans. Another CL trophy would be a great bridesmaid’s bauble to take back to Anfield and parade on an open-top bus, but the league is still what counts above anything else. Just a reminder, like.