As the 2021-22 football season approaches its final weeks, one story is beginning to take shape more than any other; An opportunity for the English Premier League giant Liverpool to secure a historic quartet.
Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Reds recently played an entertaining 3-3 draw against legendary Portuguese side SL Benfica in a midweek Champions League match that saw Liverpool advance to the semi-finals of the European Club Championship, keeping hopes alive. At Anfield – The team behind him could become the first ever English side to earn a ‘real’ quartet.
Sunday’s 2-2 draw against rivals Manchester City may not have allowed Liverpool to leapfrog their Premier League title rivals, but it kept them within one point of City leaders Pep Guardiola, which was more than enough to keep hopes alive. You have a chance to eventually climb before the Spaniard.
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These budding domestic rivals are set to deal once again this Sunday, with direct ramifications in terms of a potential achievement Liverpool are currently heading for when they meet again, but this time, teetering in the FA Cup semi-finals.
It’s a confrontation that Klopp is not only enjoying, but one where he hopes to see improvement from Liverpool’s bragging side despite picking up a hugely credible point last weekend at the Etihad.
“City were really strong last week and we weren’t at our best so I’d like to see a game where we’re at our best too / It’s going to be fun, so let’s give it a try. It has to be treated as a final, we have to do that. That is the situation to Pretty much and that’s how we’ve really handled it since January since we started this little job. You have to go all out.” Note: Quotes provided by be in sports.
Fortunately for Liverpool, they can return to success in the cup already this season after the Reds won the Carabao Cup in late February when Klopp’s men battled a 0-0 draw against compatriot Thomas Tuchel and his side Chelsea before eventually winning 11-10 on penalties thanks to Kepa Arrizabalaga The pen caught fire over the bar.
This latest success can certainly be capitalized on the first time I’ve asked for a cup final as the business draws to a close for three more competitions.
After their clash at the weekend with rising rivals Man City, Liverpool fell to giants Villarreal in the Champions League semi-finals after former Arsenal boss Unai Emery committed one of the biggest upsets in the competition’s history when El Submarino Amarillo The Bavarian giants were kicked out of the quarter-finals thanks to a 2-1 aggregate win.
The shock result prompted Klopp to pay tribute to Emery, whom he called the “King of Cups” after the Spanish side overcame both Bayern and Juventus during the knockout stage of the competition, and despite the similar situation between the two big clubs, Villarreal certainly cannot be underestimated by any means.
If Liverpool sees its way to Villarreal, it will face it again a possible confrontation against Man City in the Champions League final scheduled to be held at the Stade de France in Paris after City’s draw against Real Madrid in a match that the former Barcelona player Guardiola will undoubtedly enjoy.
Once again on the home front in the Premier League, Liverpool is facing great difficulty in the confrontation to a potential title compared to their title rival, City.
Liverpool face their two biggest league rivals in the aftermath of the FA Cup when they host Manchester United and Everton before traveling north to face Newcastle United, only to wrap up the season in May on dates with Tottenham (h.), Aston Villa (A), Southampton (Away), Wolves (Home).
For comparison, City host Brighton and Watford, then travel to Leeds United before returning home to face Newcastle United and then finishing the last two weeks of the season against West Ham United (A) and Aston Villa (H).
It is not every season where one of Europe’s two biggest teams can be said likely to compete in three separate competitions which could see one of them arrive in the summer with all four major titles on offer.
If Liverpool succeed in their endeavour, they will be the first British team since Celtic in 1966-67 to quadruple when Hobbs won the Scottish First Division, the Scottish Cup, the Scottish League Cup and the European Cup when they won the likes of Stevie Chalmers. And Joe McBride led the Lisbon Lions to eternal glory.
since then, The biggest club in Europe has won four titles in a calendar year On six other occasions – Bayern Munich x 2, Real Madrid x 2, Barcelona, PSG – but not four times in the same season.
And perhaps most impressively of all, it will cement Jurgen Klopp’s legacy as the greatest coach in the club’s illustrious history. Four titles this season will see Klopp claim seven major trophies (eight if you add the Club World Cup) since arriving at Anfield more than 6 years ago, becoming only the fifth Liverpool manager to win the league multiple times and only second. To win several European awards, following in the footsteps of the great Bob Paisley.
Already with the highest winning percentage of any coach in Liverpool’s history (62.06%) ahead of Kenny Dalglish, achieving a historic four would be enough to indicate that Klopp is undoubtedly the best coach in club football today.
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