Liverpool’s quest for what would be an unprecedented quadruple took a significant hit this week. While it may have been the stuff of a pipedream at the start of the season, it’s something that has become a very real possibility as the campaign draws to a close.
Then came Tottenham Hotspur at home on Saturday night. Arguably the toughest of Liverpool’s remaining league fixtures, but nevertheless one in which you’d have expected the Reds to get the job done.
However, Son Heung-Min’s tap-in at the Anfield Road end saw Liverpool leave the stadium with just a single point to their name. That, coupled with Manchester City’s routine 5-0 victory over Newcastle United, means a three-point gap remains with three fixtures left to play.
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Jurgen Klopp has already written himself well into Anfield folklore, and will stay there long after he leaves the club. But if he were to be the manager that guides a club to a quadruple, his achievement di lui would echo well beyond Merseyside.
As you may expect, the mood among a portion of the Liverpool fanbase was glum after the draw with Spurs. Klopp was quick to try and raise the morale of supporters by suggesting that City can still drop points that the Reds could capitalize on.
Even if Liverpool do go on to finish as runners up in the league this season, there is still so much left to play for in the final couple of weeks. With one trophy already in the bag with the Carabao Cup, more could be on their way by the end of May.
An FA Cup final against Chelsea awaits this weekend, then two weeks later it will be the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Paris. Two trophies that are certainly nothing to take lightly, and would certainly solidify the view that this current Liverpool team is up there with the very best in its 130-year history.
Let’s put things in perspective. The last time Liverpool won the FA Cup was in 2006, and before then 2001.
The latter happened to be in the famous treble winning season, where the League Cup and UEFA Cup (now-Europa League) were all won in the same campaign.
Nike have today officially released Liverpool’s new kit for the 2022/23 season. The clean-cut minimalist design will be the third designed by Nike after they took over New Balance in 2020.
As ever, the kit is available in Men’s, Women’s, and Kids’ sizes which can be found and bought on the official Liverpool FC club store.
All official Liverpool FC club merchandise, including the new shirt, can also be purchased at nike.com/liverpool-fc
That season is fondly remembered among supporters as one of the best in the club’s history. It may not have delivered a league title, but it certainly delivered days and nights not many clubs can match.
Were Liverpool to win a cup treble this season – League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League – it would eclipse that season’s efforts significantly given the greater European prize on the horizon.
The 2018/19 campaign that saw Liverpool win the Champions League and achieve a second-place finish in the league with 97 points etched new memories for Kopites to carry with them forever. But for all of the efforts of that term, it still brought just one major trophy to Anfield.
This current Liverpool could still bring three – maybe even four – back to the club this season, so where would they rank in Anfield history if they do?
Of course, it’s very easy to be downbeat after the weekend’s results, and even more understandable. But there’s still plenty to play for to make this season one of the most historic in the club’s prestigious history.
Will it be easy? Of course not. But in theory this Liverpool team are two games away from becoming even bigger club legends than many of them already are.