Spurs or Liverpool?
Don't really want to go back as far as the 80's so I will restrict this poll to the Premier League Era.
When the final whistle blew to end the CL final at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano even I felt sorry for Spurs fans. That defeat did not feel like a start of better things, it was the culmination of a period that promised so much but ultimately delivered nothing.
The Spurs golden period, a run that included several Top 4 finishes, football that was deemed exciting and progressive and Levy lauded as a genius ultimately amounted to very little. In that period financially or in terms of trophies Spurs had achieved less than Arsenal despite what the media led you to believe.
On that very night, Liverpool came full circle and made its first step to becoming a Super Club again. Narrowly missing out on the PL title due to Pep and his brilliance, this was now the time for Liverpool to dominate the game just like the 80's.
In an era where their main rival is coached by the best manager of his generation, possibly the best ever, backed up by millions what Liverpool have achieved in the last 2 years is astonishing. Obviously they havent really made an impact in the domestic cups, possibly more to do with their approach to the competitions but have remained above their peers in the PL and CL for 2 seasons.
Then a pandemic sets in. We made jokes about it at first, some went on the defensive, some even suggested ridiculous alternatives against the rules about awarding them the title. What was not in doubt was the fact they 'deserved' it.
We will only know the full impacts of this disease once most of europe and the rest of the world flattens the curve. It could be months, a minimum of at least 6 in my opinion. Football may well continue as the greedy controllers of its purse will arm twist governments but it wont be football as we know it.
It will deny Liverpool that crowning moment of organic growth (as some of their fans seem to think) and winning it the right way. Never mind the fact that they have spent the most money of all the clubs that have not won the PL, and have actually outspent Arsenal, Blackburn and Leicester.
But the halt in momentum will do more damage in my opinion. Other clubs will reset and the playing field will be a different environment once we get rid of this virus. Just like any other natural disaster or war, things wont be the same when European football resumes.
I would go with Liverpool, unlucky sods for this kind of thing to happen in a season that they have done everything but win the title.
Unluckiest Club in PL History
Spurs or Liverpool?