Liverpool are on the cusp of history as they chase a quadruple this season and should they pull off this incredible feat, it would surely be one of the most amazing accomplishments in team sports!
However, bookmakers are of a different view as should Liverpool complete this historic quadruple, payouts are set to exceed the £200m mark, which would go down as the biggest football payouts of all time.
In fact, Sky Bet once had a Liverpool quadruple priced up at an eye watering 3000/1 so for the bettors that each staked £20 at 3000/1 will scoop £60k each should Jurgen Klopp’s men do the unthinkable and lift every major trophy.
Having already won the Carabao Cup by beating Chelsea on penalties, winning any of the remaining three competitions will be tough, but the league title may be the toughest, as their destiny is out of their hands.
A 2-2 draw at the Etihad last month meant Manchester City retained their one-point advantage at the summit of the league, but Liverpool’s 4-0 demolition of Manchester United at Anfield on Tuesday was a statement of intent that this Liverpool team are going nowhere.
As things stand, it is the reigning champions City who are still the favourites to win the Premier League title at 4/9 (64.8%), with the Reds at 7/4 (35.2%) and ready to pounce on any mistake.
Liverpool fought off rivals Manchester City at Wembley in the semi-final this past weekend, setting up a final date with Chelsea, the team they beat in the Carabao Cup final a few months ago, which gives Liverpool a 65.1% chance of lifting the FA Cup, as they’re the strong favourite to yet again beat Chelsea at Wembley for the second time this season.
Liverpool survived a huge scare in their semi-final second leg at Villarreal as the Spanish side scored twice in the first half to level the tie at 2-2 on aggregate.
However, they showed their mettle after the interval as goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane sealed the Red’s place in the final, on the 28th May.
Meanwhile, a shock comeback from Real Madrid against Manchester City means the final will be a repeat of the 2018 edition, which Madrid won 3-1.
But looking at these two teams today vs 2018, and it’s safe to say that both teams have changed a lot and interestingly, last night’s result saw Liverpool’s chances of lifting the ‘big eared’ trophy increase from 51.2% to 64.1% rather than decrease, which would have been the case had City progressed.
Nonetheless, we are in for a real blockbuster final, with the Reds the firm favourites to win the Champions League.
The odds may be against them, but Liverpool have proved time and again that they are a force to be reckoned with. Fighting on all fronts is a difficult task for any team, but Liverpool have shown that they are more than capable of doing so. Klopp has built a deep squad full of quality, allowing for rotation without losing any oomph.
From 3000/1 early on in the season to now make it 5/1, which equates to a 16.7% chance, if any team can go all the way, it’s Liverpool.
Liverpool trophy multiples odds (via BestofBets.com)
Liverpool to win FA Cup and Champions League: 5/4
Liverpool to win Premier League and FA Cup: 3/1
Liverpool to win Premier League and Champions League: 5/1
Liverpool to win Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League: 5/1
Liverpool not to win another trophy (excluding Carabao Cup): 15/2