Liverpool were less affected by the demands of World Cup action than their title rivals and it has shown in their fine start to the season with four straight Premier League wins to sit top of the table.
"It's a run of fixtures that could shape Liverpool's season", adds Aldridge.
Liverpool beat Manchester City in the quarter-finals of last season's Champions League before eventually losing to Real Madrid in the final.
"Aside from which, when you are a player of that quality, those are the games that you look forward to as much as any. He is the first to tell me that he made a mistake, this is a lesson for everyone".
"I know the situation is not like people expected". You bring your kids in the Champions League?
"I don't want to be too critical as I don't know exactly how he said it, but it's a bit silly, sitting in an office talking about football, it's different to doing the job".
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Two independent liberal candidates were not allowed to run against him, while his four registered opponents are virtual unknowns. He added that "hooligans and provocateurs" mixed up with protesters and assailed police.
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Shaqiri came closest to an equaliser but saw his fierce strike bravely blocked by John Stones as England held out for victory. After being pegged back, Switzerland struggled to reimburse the first half dominance that almost saw them surge ahead.
Salah bagged an incredible 44 goals in all competitions in his debut year with Liverpool, earning him the Professional Footballers' Association and Football Writers' Association player of the year awards.
"To focus on one competition can only be if you are already out, or almost out, or if it's late in the season".
"There is no doubt Liverpool are a better side now than when they lost 4-1 against Tottenham at Wembley in the opening phase of last season, but the big tests are coming now and we will see how far they have come".
Spurs trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by three points but could move top for a few hours at least with victory at Wembley.
There has been a definite shift in the nature of Jurgen Klopp's tactics this season, as the players aren't so gung-ho when they don't need to be.
"After that we had pretty good results and I don't think we conceded a lot of goals".
"The drop in quality below them, if there are injuries or playing Wednesday, Saturday, I think it will take its toll".