Liverpool are now just 8/1 to land an historic haul of four major trophies after defeating Manchester City at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final.
Liverpool were out to 1500/1 for an unlikely looking quadruple when drawing 3-3 with Brentford back in September.
Despite a series of excellent performances, picking up where they left off in their title-winning run of 2019/20, results weren’t quite going in their favour, dropping points to Chelsea, Brentford, City, Brighton and West Ham all in the first 11 games of the season.
But their midfield has been back to its formidable best, Diogo Jota has managed to nudge out Roberto Firmino from the starting XI for much of the season, Luis Diaz has hit the ground running, and the defensive injury problems that plagued their title defence are a distant memory.
Six- and 10-game winning runs either side of Christmas, where the Reds lost to Leicester in between draws with Tottenham and Chelsea put them in a great position to topple City ahead of their draw at the Etihad last Sunday.
It was a big opportunity for Liverpool to take the upper hand in the title race, which remains in City’s hands and at 2/1, looks to be their biggest obstacle to the quadruple.
They were also dealt a tough hand in the Champions League, falling into something of a group of death with title-chasing Milan, La Liga champions Atletico, and knockout stage regulars Porto. They won all six games before impressively navigating Inter across two legs. And despite the high-scoring draw against Benfica, that tie was virtually wrapped up after the first leg.
Villarreal’s late goal to eliminate Bayern Munich sets up a much friendlier tie than you’d normally expect in a Champions League semi-final, with Liverpool 1/6 to reach the final and 6/5 to win it.
We’re now at the business end of the season and you have Klopp’s red machine with a League Cup already in the bag, one hand on the FA Cup, 1/6 to reach a Champions League final and that Wembley win could’ve also given the Anfield club a psychological edge in the title race despite being a point behind.
Those 200 or so bet365 customers with 1500/1 and 1000/1 about such an eventuality will certainly be hoping so with this amazing season now reaching its climax.
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By Steve Freeth