Can The Carling Cup Reel ‘Em In?

I'm telling you, Messi loves the League Cup...
Despite winning a competition primarily reserved for kids and fringe players, Damien Comolli believes that the Reds lifting the Carling Cup can be the catalyst for signing “big name” players. Our current Director of Football Strategy accomplished a similar feat while at Tottenham and used the allure of shiny pieces of tin to recruit players into the Spurs fold. His assumption that he can do the same at Liverpool might me nothing more than a reminder that he still works here, but time will indeed tell. With a place in the Europa League now secured, the attraction of continental football is squarely back on the table, although on a much smaller stage than most top players would want or expect. Winning a trophy is nice and everything, but Champions League qualification remains the top priority; that and the FA Cup. You need two Cups. No one likes to drink alone…

  • Cerasstar

    Liverpool did not play against kids in their matches against Chelsea nor Manchester City mate. What do you say about that?

  • Grubb

    I say… “Tikki Tikki Tembo-no Sa Rembo-chari Bari Ruchi-pip Peri Pembo.”

    That is all.

  • Mike

    How much draw does the Europa League have for “big name” players anyway? Surely Comolli doesn’t mean that the Carling Cup is the draw! Not to decry it of course, Man U, City, Chelsea etc haven’t won it this year (obvious I know, but worth a casual taunt or two).

    But, the Europa League, do you think this will be enough to satisfy John Henry’s insistence on getting into Europe?

  • if we win the FA Cup, i think that’ll satiate the need for real European football one more year…a domestic double might be more of a draw then just the Europa League on it`s own…