Oh it does. The Europa League does matter. It doesn't really get interesting until the quarter-finals or maybe the last 16, but the fact the final is in Dublin is a massive incentive.
It would be the final of all finals if Liverpool went there and won it in Dublin, the amount of support we have over in Ireland. Liverpool are just massive over there and fans from here would even be going across the Irish sea in their numbers using canoes and all sorts.
It's the nearest city to us abroad and a Europa League final is there - it is just insane. It would be tremendous to lift that trophy, let's hope we can get there.
Look at West Ham last season and how they celebrated the Europa Conference League last season. It is what it is, of course we all want to be in the Champions League but look, it's a trophy. I remember it in 2001 - Dortmund - when we won against Alaves - amazing game and amazing achievement. Let's get to the quarter-finals and then it'll get a whole lot more interesting.
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Jurgen Klopp just told Ben Doak what he must do to take next step with Liverpool
In the meantime that means doing the business in the group stage, beginning with a win on Thursday. I'm looking forward to facing new opposition in LASK.
Those six matches will give Jurgen Klopp a chance to rotate, manage his key players and hand some important minutes to the others who deserve a stage to perform.
It's not up for me to say who, only the manager knows who needs time, but personally I'd be excited to see young Stefan Bajcetic coming back from injury, Quansah did well at the weekend - Elliott too - and it is perfect for Doak. I'd like to see Ben Doak play.
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