For weeks we have had to listen to increasingly inane debate about how this Liverpool side may be the best team ever.
Spoiler: They aren’t.
Their supporters have taken pride in the team recently surpassing United’s 98/99 team’s Premier League points tally, as if it is truly comparable, with this being one of the weakest iterations of the top flight in living memory.
If you want to be compared to United’s 1999 team, how about start with winning The Treble?
Suddenly can’t stop losing
Liverpool were beaten away at Chelsea last night, a ground where incidentally Solskjaer’s United have won on our last three visits in succession.
This is now their third loss in a week, following defeats to Atletico Madrid, and Watford.
Added to earlier defeats to Napoli and Aston Villa, Liverpool have now lost more matches in all competitions than United did in 1998/99. In 21 fewer matches.
With their hopes of an invincible league season coming crashing down at the weekend, their hopes of winning the treble are up in smoke too. It’s only a shame we weren’t the ones to end it ourselves.
It takes a truly special team to win three major trophies in one season. That’s why it’s only been done once in history.
This Liverpool team are good, but they aren’t that good. Maybe now the media swooning over them will have some proper perspective.
United fans had a field day on social media to point out that our 1998/99 team will remain unmatched.
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