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Good point Peter. Newcastle don´t have the depth of squad to be able to run in the CL and the league successfully and anyway, both they or Tottenham may find themselves pipped if Chelsea win the CL.
Furthermore, at this stage of our re-development, are there any who truly think that even if we did get fourth that we have the players to compete successfully in both competions?
Me, I´ll be happy to see us build next season with a few wise player additions, a good cups run and a better league performance. Until fair play gets established, it´ll be impossible to compete meaningfully at all levels alongside the Chelskis, Cities, Barca´s, Reals, AC Milan´s etc with their hugely expensive squads and we have a ways to go before we can count ourselves "back" to where we would like to be.
This year in the Europa will be a good thing for LFC. It gives you another pot to shoot at in the latter stages of the season if you progress but the best thing is that young players like Jonjo, Jay, Kelly, Coates, Sterling etc will get 1st team action and a platform to challenge for a 1st team berth. You rotate to stay strong in the Premier league unlike the Champions league.
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I think that it is critical for us to be in the top 4 next year. The way I see it is that if tottenham or newcastle make the CL next year it will make them less likely to be top 4 contenders as well. Also if Chelsea don't make the CL next year it will be more difficult for them to attract quality players (like Hazard, Cavani, etc...) to rebuild their ageing squad. I can see them falter next year if they don't have CL. So from this perspective I belive it will play to our advantage if chelsea loses.