Premier League title with Liverpool or a World Cup with Scotland? | Extra Time

  • Published: 12 January 2020
  • ESPN FC's Dan Thomas, Craig Burley, Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol join in on answering all of your questions in Extra Time, including:
    (0:22) If Stevie was nervous while Craig was in the studio sick
    (1:49) Whether or not Stevie would trade Liverpool's potential Premier League title for Scotland to win the World Cup
    (3:25) Making sense of Andy Robertson's challenge on Japhet Tanganga during Tottenham vs. Liverpool and the use of VAR in the Premier League
    (4:58) Whether Stevie's Liverpool team would beat Jurgen Klopp's current squad
    (9:30) If Jose Mourinho is still an elite manager after Tottenham continue to struggle
    (11:33) What life will be like without Brian McBride (who has accepted a job as USMNT General Manager)
    (12:57) And given Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first goal back with AC Milan, who was the most confident player the FC guys have ever played with?
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Comments • 211

  • Cameron Mcgraith
    Cameron Mcgraith  2 weeks back

    As a Scot that happens to be a big fan of Liverpool I can't imagine choosing a league over a wc. Young enough that I was only a month old when Scotland last played at a wc I'd have to pick that given the amount of pride and celebrations it would bring. Each to their own though.

    • SBakerNYC
      SBakerNYC  2 weeks back

      Steve Nicol and Ale Moreno have to be the 2 worst soccer commentators working in TV today

      • Sen484
        Sen484  2 weeks back

        International football is not quite what it used to be...I am sure of the 23 French players from '18 some would prefer to win the champions league for example. We experience the international buzz once every 2 years. We experience the club buzz most weeks inbetween.

        • paul baker
          paul baker  2 weeks back

          Craig and stevie should do a show just like St and greavsie

          • Thomas Nichol
            Thomas Nichol  2 weeks back

            I stand to be corrected but I really think Liverpool this season would beat 80's Liverpool even with those bad conditions.

            • Kenny magee
              Kenny magee  2 weeks back

              easy question! obviously your own country winning the WC is the dream of dreams in football x

              • John Cornell
                John Cornell  2 weeks back

                Not for me. I don't live and breath the international team week in, week out. I do my club (Liverpool).

            • jermaine tobin
              jermaine tobin  2 weeks back

              All the triggered clowns club football is better than international football get over it 😂

              • Steve Owens
                Steve Owens  2 weeks back

                You guys spend so much time hashing out VAR. Why is the VAR not on the sideline of the field like MLS? Maybe have the ref whose calling the game use VAR to help him make the call instead of some double secret hidden club in London? Idk

                • Gavla Tennis
                  Gavla Tennis  2 weeks back

                  6:50 that's genuinely a really interesting question. Skillwise, both teams would probably be equal overall but the big difference is the current side are lightyears fitter and more athletic. Sports science and diet has moved the game on leaps and bounds since the 1980s!

                  • Mark Atherton
                    Mark Atherton  2 weeks back

                    No it doesn’t
                    Yes it does
                    No it doesn’t
                    Yes it does
                    No it doesn’t
                    Yes it does

                  • Paul Van
                    Paul Van  2 weeks back

                    Robbie should not of been sent off. The Spurs defender caused the whole thing.

                    • Mai Nem
                      Mai Nem  2 weeks back

                      Scotland - such a feat would have never been achieved in the history of sports.

                      • Sabrin Islam
                        Sabrin Islam  2 weeks back

                        Leave it to Dan to hype up a garbage of a question

                        • hanshal sethi
                          hanshal sethi  2 weeks back

                          Who in their right mind wouldn't want his country to win a world cup let alone a weaker side like Scotland.
                          This old man is absolutely mad.

                          • John Cornell
                            John Cornell  2 weeks back

                            Id rather Liverpool win anything than England winning the World Cup.

                          • jermaine tobin
                            jermaine tobin  2 weeks back

                            Smh you're not the brightest are you

                        • Christopher Goncalves Melo

                          GB thinks their leagues are bigger then the world cup....sad

                          • John Cornell
                            John Cornell  2 weeks back

                            It is. Its living and breathing every week. World Cup is just fluff every four years.

                        • Frank Sixx
                          Frank Sixx  2 weeks back

                          another stupid choice by Nicol...

                          • John Cornell
                            John Cornell  2 weeks back

                            @Frank Sixx Liverpool fans understand the magnitude of Liverpool winning the title.

                          • Frank Sixx
                            Frank Sixx  2 weeks back

                            @jermaine tobin you dont understand the magnitude of Scotland winning the World Cup

                          • jermaine tobin
                            jermaine tobin  2 weeks back

                            Why because it isn't yours get a grip

                        • Peng Seong Tiew
                          Peng Seong Tiew  2 weeks back

                          Steve is an idiot... of course Scotland to win d WC, first of all, it is far more difficult than Liverpool to win PL ... secondly u may change 1 club to another but u don’t simply change your nationality... the nation blood is in you, how can it not more important

                          • ENGLISH JONA
                            ENGLISH JONA  2 weeks back

                            Liverpool Have technically never won the Premier League 🤷🏾‍♂️

                            • John Cornell
                              John Cornell  2 weeks back

                              @ENGLISH JONA If they really broke away and formed their OWN league then how come teams still got promoted and relegated to and from the other leagues? Its the same fucking competition. Just a name change.

                            • ENGLISH JONA
                              ENGLISH JONA  2 weeks back

                              They broke away and formed their own league 🤷🏽‍♂️

                            • ENGLISH JONA
                              ENGLISH JONA  2 weeks back

                              No it’s not you’ve won the football league up until 92 the only competition the FA ran was the FA cup lol you can try as hard as you like you ait won the FA PREMIER LEAGUE yet

                            • John Cornell
                              John Cornell  2 weeks back

                              @ENGLISH JONA Its the same competition. Top league in the country, 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and the team with the most points win it while the team with the least points get relegated. The same teams were in it in 1993 as they were in 1992 except for the ones who got promoted and relegated. Just like the League Cup is the same competition regardless if its called the Carabao Cup or the Milk Cup, as it was called in the 1980s.

                            • ENGLISH JONA
                              ENGLISH JONA  2 weeks back

                              You’ve never won the premier league FACTS

                          • Irish Scouser
                            Irish Scouser  2 weeks back

                            Paul mc grath coul handle it , fergie sold him and was voted player of the year with a drink problem and a dodgy knee playing for villa

                            • Nathan Blanco
                              Nathan Blanco  2 weeks back

                              I wonder whether i'd still watch this channel if i wasn't a Liverpool fan?

                              • G B
                                G B  2 weeks back

                                Steve Nicol isn't Scottish

                                • Monica Singh
                                  Monica Singh  2 weeks back

                                  World cup with Scotland would be next level, like winning premier league with Fulham

                                  • Jay Smith
                                    Jay Smith  2 weeks back

                                    More like Accrington Stanley winning the PL.

                                • AaryanPlaysGames
                                  AaryanPlaysGames  2 weeks back

                                  Robertsons foot hit tanganga and bounced off him straight away how is that a red

                                  • benny blanco
                                    benny blanco  2 weeks back

                                    Scotland were once one of the favourites to win the world cup in argentina 1978. They were hopeless when the tournament started although they had great players at the time

                                    • BobbyG
                                      BobbyG  2 weeks back

                                      Great show - very funny

                                      • leeyoungk
                                        leeyoungk  2 weeks back

                                        world cup with Scotland ? what a comparison, it should be world cup with England would make more sense

                                      • P Dark
                                        P Dark  2 weeks back

                                        Pundits for sale?

                                        • piebaldify
                                          piebaldify  2 weeks back

                                          no way Stevie's side holds up to this liverpool team. they're faster, infinitely more creative and skillful than ANY side in those days. klopp's liverpool side wins that game 7-nil

                                          • piebaldify
                                            piebaldify  2 weeks back

                                            @John Cornell nah i've seen both matches and they're brilliant, and clearly neither of us can be PROVED right, but if you look at how the players treated their bodies back then? stevie even talks about it honestly. the science behind tuning your body has advanced so much in 30-35 years. that's why you see records from the 80s and 90s shattered in EVERY sport

                                          • John Cornell
                                            John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                            @piebaldify Not true. Please, Id advise you to go and watch Liverpool 5-0 Nottingham Forest 1988 or Liverpool 4-0 Man Utd 1990 here on You Tube. The pace of those games would not look out of place today and in fact they are much faster paced than most games today, especially on the continent.

                                          • piebaldify
                                            piebaldify  2 weeks back

                                            go and watch how different the pace of the game was. so much slower, far more direct.

                                          • piebaldify
                                            piebaldify  2 weeks back

                                            @John Cornell i'm not saying they weren't good, of course they were, they were the best team in the world at the time. stevie's right though, the game is totally different. tactics are better, players are fitter and much more finely tuned athletes. stevie's side would be out of breath by half time.

                                          • John Cornell
                                            John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                            You never saw that side did you? Go and watch how good Barnes and Beardsley etc were.

                                        • Ken Katatumba
                                          Ken Katatumba  2 weeks back

                                          Lol Stevies team would definitely out drink this Liverpool squad after a game 😎🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻

                                          • bill keane
                                            bill keane  2 weeks back

                                            ask same of any Liverpool fan in this part of the world and we say Liverpool over England or Ireland no question about that and don't but the sun

                                            • You're the man now Dog
                                              You're the man now Dog  2 weeks back

                                              I've lost count how many times I've found myself thinking "why do I keep listening to these donks", yet for some reason I keep clicking on.

                                              • DuderinoDeux
                                                DuderinoDeux  2 weeks back

                                                World Cup in tiddlywinks.

                                                • Abh Ghu
                                                  Abh Ghu  2 weeks back

                                                  Someone remind Gab that his aliens are late on the plan of kidnapping Klopp ...

                                                  • SeJason 56
                                                    SeJason 56  2 weeks back

                                                    Stevie would wear a Manchester United kit on live television if it meant Scotland wins the world cup and he knows it.. only reason he preferred the Liverpool title is because it's actual reality... but imagine if it was the year 2022, Scotland against all odds find themselves in the final of the world cup at Qatar in January, whilst Liverpool who hadn't won a league in over 30 years have a 16 point gap atop the Premier League..

                                                    You HAVE to go with the national team.. because it will simply never happen in quite possibly ever.

                                                    • John Cornell
                                                      John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                                      @SeJason 56 I simply cannot route for Man City and Man United players in the England team. I cannot stand Sterling etc. Liverpool are the team I live and breath week in, week out. Not the England team. They aren't the heartbeat of football in England. Clubs are. Anfield is a more magical place than Wembley. Even the old Wembley was not as passionate as Anfield.

                                                    • SeJason 56
                                                      SeJason 56  2 weeks back

                                                      I'm far too patriotic to consider a club over my nation.. and so would most if not all Latin Americans.. Idk about the Europeans or what kind of allegiance they have to club and to country.. If I was offered one trophy for any of my clubs in any sport.. I take the World Cup for Mexico and it's no question and by far.

                                                    • John Cornell
                                                      John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                                      Im English. I'll take Liverpool winning the Prem over England winning the World Cup EVERY time. I didn't even bother to watch the World Cup last time.

                                                  • HiWetcam
                                                    HiWetcam  2 weeks back

                                                    For any Americans, those were real pints, 568 ml, 20/16ths of a U.S. pint.

                                                    • Andrew
                                                      Andrew  2 weeks back

                                                      Picture the Scottish team that would win the World Cup

                                                      • Health and fitness james

                                                        I’m from Jamaica so I would def rather the World Cup thank you

                                                        • Rodycaz
                                                          Rodycaz  2 weeks back

                                                          @John Cornell Winning the World Cup is the biggest accomplishment in football. Nothing is bigger.

                                                        • John Cornell
                                                          John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                                          @ChrisAC15 World Cup isnt the heart and soul of football. Its every four years fluff.

                                                        • ChrisAC15
                                                          ChrisAC15  2 weeks back

                                                          hakeim james right? Like World Cup only comes around every 4 years and only the big countries have a chance. Liverpool has always been at the top with a chance, for a yearly title

                                                      • Roger Maduro
                                                        Roger Maduro  2 weeks back

                                                        The last question asks for Gab’s input and Dan skips over it....what an asshole....

                                                        • Joshua Alamillo
                                                          Joshua Alamillo  2 weeks back

                                                          Trying out for LA Galaxy 2 next week wish me luck!!!🙏🏽⚽️

                                                          • Msizi Zondi
                                                            Msizi Zondi  2 weeks back

                                                            Joshua Alamillo good luck!

                                                          • Nikunj Bataju
                                                            Nikunj Bataju  2 weeks back

                                                            All the best mate

                                                          • Sieg
                                                            Sieg  2 weeks back

                                                            good luck my guy

                                                          • Steven Soar
                                                            Steven Soar  2 weeks back

                                                            Best of luck mate ..hope it goes well for you fam 👊👊

                                                          • M The g
                                                            M The g  2 weeks back

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                                                        • John Maxwell
                                                          John Maxwell  2 weeks back


                                                          • BeatkageBeats
                                                            BeatkageBeats  2 weeks back

                                                            When Craigsaid 'my dad's bigger than your dad' all I can think of is one of Frankie Boyle's live performances at the Apollo, 'My dad will batter your dad' 'Yeah well my dad will shag your dad'.

                                                            • Stephen Smith
                                                              Stephen Smith  2 weeks back

                                                              This is the best football show.

                                                              • Kay Q
                                                                Kay Q  2 weeks back

                                                                "It inhabited some of the things that you and could not do" 😂

                                                                • Sean Dolan
                                                                  Sean Dolan  2 weeks back

                                                                  Nothing beats the WORLD CUP, no domestic league is close to its importance.

                                                                  • Simon Simon
                                                                    Simon Simon  2 weeks back

                                                                    I doubt there are many scouse Liverpool fans who'd trade a premier league trophy for England winning the world cup. Not just because it's been 30 years since last winning the league, I dont' htink they'd trade at any time. I personally would like to see England win a world cup again, but it's nowhere near as significant as Liverpool winning either the league or the European cup. All the Liverpool fans I know around here think International football is just a nuisance that interferes with the real business of club.

                                                                  • Ishaan Mattoo
                                                                    Ishaan Mattoo  2 weeks back

                                                                    So the World Cup is more entertaining and motivating than the Champions League ? 😂😂

                                                                  • jermaine tobin
                                                                    jermaine tobin  2 weeks back

                                                                    Do you know how many fans would rather see their club win something over their country so yer alot beats the world cup

                                                                  • Franco Jabiri جابيرى
                                                                    Franco Jabiri جابيرى  2 weeks back

                                                                    I’d prefer my club to get an unbeaten treble over my country to win the world cup. The world cups become cheap anyway, fucking Russia gets to host it and now Qatars bought it lol

                                                                  • Ste Andre-Cole
                                                                    Ste Andre-Cole  2 weeks back

                                                                    The world cup is the most reputable competition in football, but personally I'd rather see Liverpool win the premier League or champions league than England win the World Cup.

                                                                • Jon Pool
                                                                  Jon Pool  2 weeks back

                                                                  Funny because this same question was ask of Shake and Ale Moreno and without hesitation they both said country.

                                                                  • Jon Pool
                                                                    Jon Pool  2 weeks back

                                                                    @John Cornell oh by the way, international football is much more than the world cup. I guess from your description you are most likely an American or live in the USA.

                                                                  • Jon Pool
                                                                    Jon Pool  2 weeks back

                                                                    @John Cornell as I said it's fluff only to Messi fans. If Messi was any good at the international level you all would be singing a different song. Club football have more people who enjoy seeing the ultra rich beat up on the poor.

                                                                  • Jon Pool
                                                                    Jon Pool  2 weeks back

                                                                    @John Cornell really and you know that how? Stop being ridiculous man.

                                                                  • John Cornell
                                                                    John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                                                    @Jon Pool Gladly, seeing as around 50% of those people are made up of teenage girls and housewives who couldnt even name half the players or which clubs they play for and when the World Cup fluff is over they go back to not caring about football. The fact is, club football would still flourish if international football came to an end whereas international football simply couldn't exist without club football. Those are the facts. REAL FOOTBALL is club football, not once every four years fluff.

                                                                  • Jon Pool
                                                                    Jon Pool  2 weeks back

                                                                    @John Cornell you tell the millions of nationals from France Brazil Argentina Uruguay etc that international football is fluff. As I said it's only fluff for Messi fans because he suck at that level

                                                                • shafia butt
                                                                  shafia butt  2 weeks back

                                                                  Teams of the 80s could pass back to the goalkeeper back then, they’d struggle with todays rules.

                                                                  • Ryan Lamb
                                                                    Ryan Lamb  2 weeks back

                                                                    That shouldn't be a question, say what you want about international football your country winning the world cup will stay with you and many others for years.

                                                                    • John Cornell
                                                                      John Cornell  2 weeks back

                                                                      So will winning the Prem and Champions League. Im English. I dont watch reruns of the 1966 World Cup final. I do the 2005 Champions League final etc.

                                                                    • jermaine tobin
                                                                      jermaine tobin  2 weeks back

                                                                      Most fans care about club football more so you're wrong

                                                                  • Stevieboy74
                                                                    Stevieboy74  2 weeks back

                                                                    Is that fat bloke in the other studio drunk? Seems like he is.