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CHAMPIONS OPEN THREAD: June 3rd, 2022

Loading: David Alaba!

Alabaster Oil!

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ALABASTER OIL

David has really filled the Goliath-level hole left by the legendary Sergio Ramos. One left a free agent, the other came in a free agent. How poetic. Our defence did not see a drop in quality at the back, at all. Since day one, Alaba has been one of our best performers, and to think we got him on a free from Bayern Munich. Alaba is the second player (Kroos) we’ve gotten from Bayern Munich for either dirt cheap or next to nothing and has paid great dividends for us. Even the Bayern Heirarchy has come out to apologize for letting Alaba go when they felt they should’ve kept him.

THE CHAIR

Liverpool FC v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final 2021/22 Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The chair deserves it’s place in our club history. A clear sign that these 2 men have taken the thrones of our defence and they grabbed it by the scruff of it’s neck.

CLASICO DEBUT GOAL

One of the major highlights of Alaba’s season was his Clasico debut goal against the Catalan Philistines. His first ever goal for us since signing.