If you asked me in 2005, if I prefer one trophy over another, I couldn't choose. It's like asking me to choose between one family member over another. Clubs that prefer to win the European Cup, are usually those who could start a league season on -10 points, and still walk it. But I'm sure you don't need me to tell you how many trophies we have in the past 15 years, in comparison to Barcelona etc.
But it's much easier to win the European Cup now than it was in the Paisley era. We lost 4 games in it last year, yet still won it. You couldn't do that in the Dalglish days. One mistake in a knockout tie, and it usually was, see you next year..if you won your league.
I take every game we play seriously, even pre-season friendlies. I expect us to win them, but no matter how easy they look on paper, they still have to be won on grass. I want to win everything we enter, whether it's the Charity Shield or the League Championship. That is how I grew up watching this club, building and maintaining an aura of invincibility, and that's what I want today.
For the most part when we have faced City we have more than held our own, I would go as far and say we have been the better side, last season we cancelled each other out at Anfield in a disappointing way, I thought Klopp erred on the side of caution that day instead of going for their throats,
At the Emptihad, Kompany should have seen red, goal line technology robbed us of a goal, Stones cleared one off the line & Salah hit the beans,
We didn't know it then but that 1-0 City win cost us the title,
As for this season's little get together I honestly can't see us losing either game, We have their measure, and i think Pep knows this too, with the gap we have already their going to have to come out and play, which will suit us very nicely
We were 4 points clear of City after the game there last season. In hindsight, I think the draws against Leicester and West Ham were more damaging. I played them down at the time because while they were setbacks, there was still 3 months to go, and usually a couple of results don't decide your fate with 12 games to go.
That said, it's very difficult to say a team gets 97 points, yet "lost" the league.