It took Liverpool three tries to finally overcome their biggest rivals Manchester City this season. The Reds are still well and truly on route to hitting the quadruple after reaching their second final in as many English cup competitions. This after beating City 3-2 at Wembley on Saturday past.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds had the toughest task of all the English clubs over the past two weekends; they had to challenge the champions of England in a Premier League clash for first place and then battle them for a place in the finals of the FA Cup the weekend after.
Normally, any side, a PSG dream team to even the worst team in England, would have known one of the two games would be a loss if they are not taking back-to-back losses against City. However, Liverpool walked away from the double meeting having lost none of the encounters.
A draw in the EPL showdown means it’s only a point separating them with seven games apiece left for the Merseysiders and the Cityzens. The next fixture saw them drop City out of the FA Cup, booking a place in the final where they will play Chelsea who took down Crystal Palace 2-0 in the other semis.
The opener from Ibrahima Konate and a brace from Sadio Mane all in the first half were enough to see the Reds concede two in the second half, causing a late scare for themselves and their fans, but then still held for the win.
To add to the triumph and rub salt in the wounds of their greatest advisories of recent times, they’ve now stopped their hopes of a treble-winning campaign. This will also be the Reds’ first FA Cup Final in 10 years — further displaying how far they’ve come under Jurgen Klopp.
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Thanks to the amazing run the Reds have been on and because they are still in the running for all major honours, if they surpass the 1st of May in the same promising position, which looks extremely likely, they become the team who have come the closest to a quadruple.
There have been 120 other tries by 15 different clubs over 62 years — keeping in mind it has never been achieved — hence why just the thought of it is a crazy one, to say the least.
Regardless of the final outcome, Liverpool are now the team with the longest quadruple bid in English football history with the earliest possible end date on the 3rd of May.
The longest in the past was Chelsea (06-07) on the 1st of May.
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His side are chasing a ‘Fab Four’ that has never been done before, so no wonder Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says talk of winning the quadruple is “crazy”.
But an amazing clean sweep is still on the cards for the Reds and, with only 10 weeks of the season to go, they are already much closer than most teams ever get to what would be a historic trophy haul.
In total, there have been 120 other attempts by 15 different clubs over the past 62 years to become champions of England, conquer Europe and win the FA Cup and League Cup in the same campaign.
The feat has eluded everyone so far, and few even reach this stage – we are not in April yet and, date-wise, Liverpool’s bid is already the fifth-best since 1960. (Via: BBC Sport)
Nobody would have thought, the team that struggled to make a Champions League spot last season and a team that lost six games straight at home would be in the running for every piece of silverware as we reach the closing stages of the ongoing campaign.