|Liverpool to win the quadruple||500/1||Paddy Power|
|Liverpool to win the Premier League and Champions League||25/1||Bet365|
|Liverpool to win the domestic treble||200/1||Betfair|
Finishing the campaign with a sum total of 97 points was an outstanding achievement and this total would have normally seen a team become champions, while Jurgen Klopp clearly forsook the FA Cup and EFL Cup to make sure that the focus remained to challenge hard in the Premier League and Champions League.
As we approach the 2019/20 campaign, there are many punters who believe that this will finally be the year where Liverpool end their thirty-year drought as far as the domestic championship is concerned, while there’s also an argument that the Merseyside outfit can compete on an increasing number of fronts this time around.
Reds 500/1 to Land Unprecedented Four-Timer
We saw Manchester City win the domestic treble last season, with Pep Guardiola’s team landing the EFL Cup by beating Chelsea in the final on penalties. In reality, they were barely challenged in the run to Wembley in this competition although a semi-final clash against League One Burton was clearly welcome.
The Citizens then went on to claim the Premier League title by registering a string of fourteen successive victories to stave off their title rivals, while they were then able to secure the FA Cup in emphatic fashion by thrashing Watford in the final of the competition.
Could Liverpool potentially go one better than Manchester City and land all four trophies this time around? It would certainly go a long way to announcing them as THE major force in England and what better way than usurp their north-west rivals twelve months after that particular achievement.
Bookmaker Paddy Power offer 500/1 about Liverpool celebrating a quadruple, with Klopp looking for his team to primarily win the Premier League title although he will also want fringe players to compete harder in the domestic cup competitions, with the club having bowed out of both at the third round stage last term.
Admittedly, the Merseyside outfit were handed tough draws last season, with Wolves knocking Liverpool out of the FA Cup at Molineux, while an Eden Hazard-inspired Chelsea were able to triumph at Anfield in the EFL Cup before going all the way to the final before eventually losing to Manchester City.
Liverpool 25/1 For Premier League and Champions League Double
The Reds will enter the 2019/20 football season as champions of Europe and how the supporters would love to see their club retain this particular mantle and also be crowned champions of England. Fine margins denied them the Premier League title twelve months ago and they’re sure to go close this time around.
If you fancy Liverpool to achieve a brilliant Premier League and Champions League double, then odds of 25/1 with bet365 are available and this price is sure to give you a run for your money. Jurgen Klopp has retained every key player of the squad that stormed Europe last term and that includes top-flight top-scorers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Klopp will be confident that his team can keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table and also make progress on the continent, with Liverpool surviving away defeats against Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain and Red Star Belgrade during last season’s Champions League group stage before going all the way.
Could Liverpool Be Domestic Cup Kings Next Season?
While Liverpool suffered third-round exits in both the FA Cup and EFL Cup last season, it’s not to say that Jurgen Klopp wasn’t taking the competitions seriously and those defeats against Wolves and Chelsea were by slender margins. This time, the German will want the club to go a lot deeper.
You can get 33/1 that Liverpool triumph in both English domestic cup competitions next term, with Klopp demonstrating throughout his career that he’s adept at steering teams through knockout stages of tournaments, with the Reds able to call upon talented squad players to step up to the plate.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is fit and ready to fire whenever he’s called upon, while James Milner, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi will also look to shine when given the opportunity and there’s little reason to think that Liverpool can’t make headway in these competitions in search of silverware.
Klopp understands the importance of winning silverware at Anfield on a continual basis and, while winning the Premier League and Champions League are the priority, the bottom line is that it’s always a tall order to conquer Europe on a consistent basis with so many other competitive teams involved.
Liverpool 100/1 to Land Domestic Treble
Jurgen Klopp would like nothing better than to match what Manchester City achieved twelve months ago and walk away with three glittering pieces of silverware, especially if one of those was the long-awaited Premier League trophy.
While supporters have been waiting thirty years to celebrate Liverpool being champions of England, it would be even sweeter if this was the season where the Reds could not only land the Premier League title but also secure the FA Cup as part of a domestic double and then add the EFL Cup to complete the treble.
With Manchester City likely to be focusing hard on a way to finally win the Champions League title, there’s the possibility that they could be distracted when it comes to domestic competitions and Liverpool can boast the strongest squad of players when it comes to competing on several fronts.
Should Liverpool make a positive start to the campaign on all fronts, you might expect their treble odds to contract fairly quickly, with the 200/1 with Betfair likely to be cut down as punters get wind of a big price about a historic season in the same way that the Manchester City treble was heavily supported last time.
Reds Shorter to Complete Domestic Double
Some Liverpool supporters might like the idea of backing their team to avoid the distractions of the second-rate EFL Cup, while winning the Champions League is clearly a tall order considering the nature of the cup competition and the fact that it’s so brutally competitive year-on-year.
However, the Premier League title has increasingly become the Holy Grail and the FA Cup only starts to come into play from the beginning of January where an easy draw will see a top-flight team through to the fifth round by beating a couple of facile opponents.
Therefore, the 19/1 with Paddy Power about Liverpool winning the Premier League and FA Cup double could be a viable alternative to those wanting to back the Reds to win the title but seeking a bigger price, with Klopp likely to start fielding a strong team in England’s primary domestic cup competition as and when the final is in sight.
It’s worth noting that the 2018/19 season was the campaign where the Reds defence became robust and that many of the team’s victories was founded on clean sheets rather than the maverick approach to matches that had been in evidence when Klopp first took charge of the first team.
Klopp’s Men Odds-On to Win Silverware
As mentioned, Liverpool FC are now in the business of winning silverware on a season-to-season basis and bookmaker bet365 have available odds that the Merseyside outfit will be celebrating with at least one trophy come the end of the season.
Whether that’s the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup or EFL Cup remains open to question, although you can get odds of 10/11 with Bet365 that the Reds simply win one of these competitions and it’s likely that there will be a hard focus on a competition such as the EFL Cup and FA Cup if all else fails.
Liverpool have become a leading player in the Champions League after reaching the final of the past two renewals, with Klopp seemingly having the magic formula when it comes to European competition and the electric atmosphere at Anfield has seen several big contenders swept aside.
That atmosphere could also come to the fore should the Reds be involved in a two-legged EFL Cup semi-final and that would be the sort of occasion where Klopp would wield big guns such as Salah, Mane or Roberto Firmino to ensure the team got over the line.
Or Could Liverpool Suffer a Hangover Season?
It might seem unthinkable to supporters of Liverpool Football Club, although there’s a reasonable chance that the Reds won’t win a single pot next term. Indeed, the bookies make it marginally more likely that Klopp’s men will miss out on silverware than add anything to their extensive trophy cabinet at Anfield.
Bet365 go 4/5 that Liverpool failed to win a major trophy and it’s clearly a tall order to see them retain their Champions League crown, while breaking Manchester City’s stranglehold on the Premier League title could also require a monumental effort from the team.
If Liverpool fail on both of those fronts, then that leaves the FA Cup and the EFL Cup. Once again, there could be a Manchester City-shaped obstacle standing in the way as far as both domestic cup competitions are concerned, with Guardiola keen to continue a legacy at the Etihad Stadium and that means trophies.
The bottom line is that the Reds have failed to win a domestic title for the past thirty years and they will be fielding a fringe team for the early rounds of cup competitions until or unless they make headway on either front. As for Europe, there will be teams such as City, Barcelona and Juventus standing in way once again.
Should Liverpool Have Strengthened This Summer?
It is clear that Liverpool’s Starting XI is as strong as any other club in Europe, although we all know that elite football relies on having a strong squad and some have questioned whether Klopp has quality players in reserve so that the team can actually compete on several fronts.
For example, Mohamed Salah has been a revelation since arriving from Roma two seasons ago, although the Reds have become increasingly reliant on the Egyptian, while an injury to Sadio Mane could also see the team suffer due to the forward’s pace and ability to stretch defences.
Whisper it quietly but if Virgil van Dijk was absent from the Liverpool team for any period of time, their watertight defence might accurately resemble a sieve, as was the case before the Dutchman arrived and the gap to bridge between themselves and Manchester City seemed absolutely insurmountable.
Only time will tell whether Klopp is right to persist with the squad of players that went so close to the 2018/19 Premier League title, although some supporters have called for the club to sign an attacking midfielder such as Philippe Coutinho considering that many of the players currently on the books are better defensive options than attacking ones.