Come on now ffs, your now happy with Liverpool fc not challenging for the league title and being competitive in the league over winning the smallest cup competition in england?
I will never be happy with Liverpool not winning the league, but I am realistic to see we are not good enough at present and we need to make progress towards that goal. Some of that progress is getting used to the feeling of winning trophies. But let's not preted that 3rd and 4th is "competing for the title"; Arsenal and Spurs were not competitivie in the league and haven't really been for a long time.
I went that final and I have to say, I was underwhelmed, I honestly don't know what all the fuss was about, it was as if we hadn't won any silverware in 50 years. Also the manner in which we won it, Cardiff city, going to penalties...
We also beat Chelsea, City and Stoke on their own patches to win that "smallest trophy in English football" but let's not stand in the way of massive reductionism, eh? Suffice to say, next time, sell your ticket to someone who will enter into the spirit of it (at face value of course) and save your money for the next Istanbul, because that's clearly the only final that is good enough for you.
I have seen Liverpool win the league cup many times now, and I have never, ever got bored of or been underwhelmed by it. I would rather it was the European Cup, or the League, but consistently winning trophies even when you're going through a pretty mediocre spell is an excellent habit.
We need to be in Europe for lots of reasons,
We're in Europe. Or are you going to dis another trophy in our glorious history?
for me it's competing with the best teams in the land for the biggest trophy in world football only bettered by the world cup. It's where Liverpool belongs, we've won it how many times now?
You seriously asking that?
But by saying you would rather win the carling cup above being 4th, your effectively saying your happy competing with the likes of fulham and sunderland, Swansea.... Wigan. ?
Instead of are old rivals, we have competed with since the days of old for the title of best team in England.
...And beat them, at our best, to trophies like the League, the European Cup and the League cup (1981,2,3 and 4) - it was good enough to be celebrated by Hansen, Dalglish, Rush, Souness, Paisley, Fagan; it should be good enough to be celebrated by Reina, Agger, Gerrard, Suarez and you.