June 29, 2013 at 9:04 am

Prioritising Success

europa-league-tipsAs a club with five European Cups and 18 league titles in our cabinet, other trophies have always been something of a consolation prize for Liverpool. In this era of TV-financed football when only Champions League qualification bestows the wealth necessary for success, it’s understandable that many fans feel the Europa League and domestic cups have been significantly devalued.

UEFA seem to agree, and from the 2014-15 season the Europa League winners will receive a place in the Champions League. Rewarding the winners of the FA Cup with a Champions League place (or perhaps a play-off match with the fourth placed team) could similarly restore prestige to England’s premier cup competition, but for now, the Premier League and Champions League remain the ones the big clubs value most.


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