I don’t think we were always tactically disciplined, or sophisticated enough, to win consistently. The pre-99 side was learning and improving for 3/4 years, and each season brought a gradual improvement in the side - and even in the final, we were lucky to win it. Post-99, I think we had to start adjusting to a new wave of tactical innovations in Europe, and Ferguson needed to try to make the team more innovative on the ball, with more technical quality - certainly his interest in the likes of Figo, his signing of Veron, demonstrated his knowledge that we needed more ball-players in the side. It’s part of his unheralded genius that despite the oft-repeated “Ferguson was no tactician”, he recognised the change in European tactics and tried to adapt our side to play well, consistently, against European rivals. Let’s not forget the fact too that the UCL is a cup competition. Luck always plays a part. We’ve had some good, some bad. I’d love an answer to the “why are Liverpool so good in Europe” though. Is it a cultural thing? Is it the mythos of the club?