Liverpool FC has many followers worldwide. From people in the United Kingdom to people across Europe to even Asians, everyone seems to be buying the Liverpool t-shirt these days. As many fans make it to Anfield on the weekend, they have 2 things on their minds, to secure a win on their bet and have fun at the stadium. All of this, whilst chanting the song “Never Walk Alone”, signifies the warrior spirit of the Liverpool FC team and the greatness that it has become in recent years.
The days when Manchester United, aka the Red Devils, dominated the scene are entirely over, and so is the era of the old managers like Arsen Wenger and Alex Ferguson. Nowadays, many sporting teams in the United Kingdom have new younger managers that dominate the scene and bring a new era to football, a fresh outlook, if you wish. Liverpool has gone through a 360 degrees revolution since German manager Jurgen Klopp joined Liverpool in 2015. The ex Borussia Dortmund manager is feared by other football managers yet respected immensely by the fans and players alike. With the Klopp era’s revolt brought to Anfield, a new betting era erupted amongst Liverpool fans and punters.
To give you an unbiased and detailed betting guide, we first highlight that Klopp managed to get Liverpool into the Champions League final in 2018 and 2019. He was awarded as the manager of the season in 2019/2020. The champions era for Liverpool has started, and this is when a betting guide is essential more than ever.
Premier League or UEFA Champions League or FA Cup?
● English Premier League (EPL) Betting
The best UK online bookmakers offer many bets on Liverpool. You can bet on the reds via 3 major football leagues. Every week, Liverpool plays in the English Premier League (EPL). The League currently is only 2 months away from the finish line, with the lads from Anfield sitting comfortably at second place and only 1 point difference from Manchester City. The tough road towards the end of the EPL is always a tough one, a cutthroat finish towards the finishing line, with both City and Liverpool aiming for the win. Bookies currently place Liverpool at taking the 2nd place spot, but they could throw some offences here and there, and their defence under Klopp has been one of the best in the EPL.
● Champions League Betting
The Champions League is another story. Here football is played internationally and not just based in England. Although having said that, let us not forget that in 2018, Liverpool managed to get to the final, only to be beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid. This motivated the Reds to toughen up, build better defences and attack more. A comeback followed in 2019, with both Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool ending in the final, with the latter beating Spurs 2-0. You can currently bet on Liverpool potentially winning the Champions League. The current teams still in the competition are Real Madrid, Chelsea, Villarreal, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Benfica.
● Football Association (FA) Cup
The FA Cup has been in full swing lately, as it is regarded as a small branch of the EPL, with the same teams and some more competing. As we bring you this Liverpool betting guide, we need to outline that there are only 3 games left in the FA Cup. Two semi-finals to be played in April (see below) and the final in May (see below).
Semi-Final 1 – 16th April, 2020 @ 16:30hrs
Manchester City vs. Liverpool
Semi-Final 2 – 17th April, 2022 @ 17:30hrs
Chelsea F.C vs Crystal Palace
Final – Winner Semi-Final 1 vs Winner Semi-Final 2
Some intel from us: the last FA Cup win for Liverpool was back in the 2005/2006 season, with the team focusing more on the EPL and Champions League. Just remember that, in all 3 football leagues, Liverpool has been very dominant and is deemed to be at the top of the pack rank. However, when placing your bets on the team, remember that in all 3 leagues, Manchester City still dominates the scene.
Liverpool in Fantasy Football
If you thought you could bet on Liverpool only via the above-listed football leagues, think again, dear punter. All the above-listed football leagues will come to a sad end in May. The good news is that you do not have to wait till August and September to bet again on your beloved Reds. The Reds make a fair comeback in fantasy sports available at football betting sites worldwide and major sportsbook sites.
If you are new to fantasy football betting, we assure you will be entertained. Here your bet will go into a pool of bets combined, and a stake on Liverpool will be a winning one if they win the overall competition. Your win will be shared with the rest of the punters that opted to place a bet on the same team as you. Since matches are held every week, you can also bet on the outcome of the said match, along with the overall winner of the tournament.
Winning for Liverpool is hard in the eyes of UK bookies
Although Liverpool FC is regarded as one of the top teams in the United Kingdom, Europe and the world, UK Bookies still feel the team is not a winning team. Suppose you ask your average online bookie why Liverpool has this reputation. In that case, they will tell you that the team always managed to miss opportunities. The 2018 UEFA Champions League miss was already a massive hit for Liverpool and Klopp, and along with it came the 2nd place in the EPL of the same year, giving away the League to City. Liverpool also missed out in the 2020-2021 Premier League and ranked 3rd after being outclassed by Manchester City and Manchester United.
The question remains and will always linger on our minds before placing a bet on Liverpool. Will Liverpool lose the final at the FA Cup and potentially see City win it all? Will they manage to average the point between City and Liverpool in the current English Premier League standings? And will Liverpool manage a do-over of the 2019 Champions League? Only time will tell if Klopp has his team geared up and ready to conquer the UK and Europe.
One thing is for sure. Liverpool fans will never walk alone, as they have a great team with a more extraordinary history giving them pure entertainment match after match.