Admittedly, starting a blog when the European club season just concluded probably isn’t ideal. Then again, I do get to start with a clean slate and go from there. But before I start ramblings about the Confederations Cup, transfer rumors, coaching controversies, the Gold Cup, friendlies and MLS, let’s begin with the top five things to remember about the 2008/2009 European Champions League.
5. Liverpool vs. Standard Liege — The greatest “what if” of last year’s Champions League. If you forgot, in the ECL third qualifying round The Reds went 207 minutes without scoring until Dirk Kuyt scored in the final minutes of extra time to beat the Belgian side 1-0. What if Kuyt doesn’t score? What if Standard Liege win in penalties? How does that change Liverpool’s season?