Liverpool football club is steeped in history and success, formed in 1892, they have won everything a club can win. The club has seen ups and downs like any other sports team. But their record speaks for itself. They are the most successful team in English football along with Manchester United, totalling 66 league titles and cup wins each.
This year though, they can surpass Manchester United by winning the UEFA Champions League for the 7th time. While Liverpool has had little influence over the domestic title in recent years, apart from winning the trophy in 2020, it is European glory they enjoy the most.
Is This Liverpool’s Year To Claim Their 7th UEFA Champions League?
Many people believe this is the year for Liverpool to shine. Now in the semi-finals facing off against the Spanish side Villareal, they have a great chance to reach the final. Judging the form the team has displayed both in Europe and the Premier League this season, it is easy to see why sites such as online betting with Novibet make them favourites to win this year’s final.
Who Else Is Still In Contention To Lift The Cup?
While Liverpool does have an excellent opportunity to win the Champions League, there are still some outstanding teams left in the competition. First, they must overcome Villareal, which will not be an easy game, but as good as Villareal is, Liverpool is expected to go through to the final.
The final will be played against either Manchester City or Real Madrid, two incredibly talented teams. Real Madrid has won the trophy a record thirteen times since the club’s inception in 1902. Manchester City is yet to claim their first European Champions title. If they overcome Real Madrid in the semi-final clash, it would be an all-English final with Liverpool.
The Key Players For Liverpool
Starting with the goalkeeper, the Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson has been instrumental to Liverpool’s domestic and European season, playing the best football of his career. In defence Van Dijk (NLD) and Joel Matip (CMR) will need to be at their best facing either Manchester City’s or Real Madrid’s forwards.
The midfield is led by Jordan Henderson, the England international, and supported by Fabinho (BRZ) and Thiago (ESP) are some of the best midfielders in the world. Liverpool also has very formidable strike options. Mohammed Salah, the Egyptian forward, has been a revelation since joining Liverpool in 2017 for a club-record fee of 36.9 million pounds sterling. Scoring 115 times since signing on for Liverpool. Sadio Mane (SEN) and Diogo Jota (PRT) will more than likely start both the semi-final and final (should they beat Villareal) adding some serious firepower to the team.
Liverpool Can Still Win The Double
In football, the best teams strive to prove that they are the best by winning their domestic league and winning the Champions League in the same season. This is not very easy, and few clubs can play at such a high level for the entire campaign of both competitions. This year both Real Madrid and Manchester City can also achieve the double. Liverpool and Manchester City are battling out the Premier League and it looks like it could go to the last day of the season. Real Madrid has pretty much won the Spanish league so they can relax a bit and concentrate on the semi-final.
Whether Liverpool can handle the pressure of the two biggest football competitions in Europe remains to be seen. But if the team can stay injury-free they have a great chance of having two more beautiful pieces of silverware to add to their already huge collection. It won’t be easy but many people believe it is Liverpool’s year.