Liverpool are one of the most successful clubs on the planet but the quadruple has always eluded the Reds. In fact, no team in England has won the four major trophies – the Premier League, the European Cup, FA Cup and the League Cup.
However, while Liverpool are not in the Champions League this year, they do have the opportunity to win four pieces of silverware as they compete in the Europa League this season.
So, fighting on so many fronts, could Jurgen Klopp’s men really achieve a quadruple? This article will assess the team’s chances of achieving a historic feat.
Premier League Title Race
Heading into the second half of January, Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League table and fans will be dreaming of lifting the main prize again which would see them tie with Manchester United on 20 top-division titles each.
The Reds face fierce competition from Manchester City with Pep Guardiola’s side winning the Premier League in five of the last six seasons. However, the Anfield club can be confident of going all the way this campaign having lost just once in their opening 20 league fixtures.
Arsenal are also in the hunt to finish top while Aston Villa and Tottenham are outside bets, two strong sides who can beat anybody on their day and go on strong runs of their own.
Liverpool are certainly one of the favourites to finish first. You can read more to understand sports betting odds here and this will help you to grasp the Red’s chances before placing a wager. By looking and comparing different odds, you can make a smart decision on how and when to back the Reds as they push for the title all the way until May.
Of course, missing Mohamed Salah to the Africa Cup of Nations where he is representing Egypt is a blow, but Liverpool do have strength in depth and thankfully for the Reds, the forward’s international duty does coincide with part of the Premier League’s staggered winter break.
Europa League Glory
Liverpool won Group E with four wins in six games to progress to the knockout stage of the competition. Getting the better of Toulouse, LASK Linz and Union Saint-Gilloise sealed their place in the last 16 of the competition and they will learn their next opponent on completion of the knockout round play-offs which includes teams knocked out of the Champions League.
Klopp’s team boasts a giant pedigree when it comes to European football and will be afraid of no team, particularly in the Europa League. This season’s final will take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin and many expect Liverpool will be making the short flight for the showpiece.
FA Cup Run
The FA Cup is another competition where Liverpool could go all the way to Wembley. Having earned an impressive win at the Emirates Stadium to knock out Arsenal in the Third Round, the Reds were drawn at home to the winners of Norwich or Bristol Rovers, a much simpler task on paper with both sides playing outside the Premier League.
Of course, Manchester City remain in the tournament, and so Liverpool may have to overcome their rivals twice to secure an iconic quadruple.
League Cup Legends
After defeating Fulham in the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield, Liverpool took a big step towards reaching the final. Should they progress, they will face Chelsea or Middlesbrough in the final.
While this trophy may be last on the list of priorities for England’s top clubs, winning it can catapult teams to a strong finish and so it could prove to be the most important of all when it comes to form.
In summary, Liverpool have a great chance of winning four trophies this season. While the Champions League will remain elusive and mean any quadruple isn’t the true achievement, lifting four pieces of silverware in one campaign would be no mean feat and historic. There is a reason no other club has achieved it.