On paper, Liverpool are just 10 games away from completing one no other English side has done before.

10 wins from now until the end of May mean Liverpool will end the 21/22 season with an unprecedented quadruple.

They’d usurp Manchester United’s treble win of 1999 in the process as if Ralf Rangnick’s side needed any more humiliation.

As much as it’s rather unlikely, Liverpool fans have every right to dream about it.

At the moment, it looks as though the side has its energy back after a couple of leggy performances at home to Watford and away to Benfica in the Champions League.

They still won both of those games which is all that matters at this stage of the season.

The squad looks as ready as ever with the plaudits around the now front five getting more prevalent week by week.

Luis Diaz has been an absolute steal of a signing and is already contributing, netting against Norwich, Benfica and Manchester United respectively.

He’s brought a different dimension to the already prolific Liverpool attack.

It’s a good job he has as well as Mo Salah just stopped scoring goals. He netted his first goals in just over a month in Tuesday’s 4-0 demolition of United at Anfield.

Sadio Mane has revitalised his Liverpool career down the middle of the attack with Diaz almost cementing his place on the left.

The Senegalese’s dinked pass for Salah’s first on Tuesday was nothing short of world-class.

It had people laughing, that’s how good it was.

Speaking of laughing, Thiago is really coming into his own in midfield.

His last two performances, first against Manchester City and then United, being lauded as his two best in a red shirt.

His passing is nothing short of a joke and Liverpool fans will be happy to see the technically gifted midfielder strutting his stuff in the middle of the park.

Naby Keita is finally looking like the man Liverpool signed from RB Leipzig and Fabinho has recovered from his shaky outing at the Etihad, returning to his normal brilliant self.

The back five are as solid as ever with Alisson proving why he’s up there with the best with vital saves at vital times.

His one-on-one stop from Gabriel Jesus in the FA Cup Semi-final kept Liverpool’s lead at two and

The Brazilian’s double save from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga stopped United from getting back into the game on Tuesday.

Virgil van Dijk has been as imperious as ever with the pair of Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip proving more than capable of coming in and out of the side when needed.

The 22-year-old Frenchman has three goals in his last three starts, all from left-hand side corner kicks.

So, with the side seemingly firing on all cylinders, just how good of a chance do this Liverpool side stand of creating history?


With the Carabao Cup already in the bag after their shootout victory over Chelsea in February, the Reds will face the Blues once again in the FA Cup final.

Anything can happen in a one-off game but, in the three meetings between the two so far, Chelsea have failed to beat Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Granted, Chelsea arguably should have won the Carabao Cup in normal time.

Mason Mount somehow hit the post when he was played in as well as volleying wide early on.

Both sides were on the end of somewhat controversial offside decisions with Joel Matip, Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz all having goals chalked off.

Chelsea’s German forward had two goals disallowed but it was Lukaku’s that caused the stir.

He was seemingly level with Virgil van Dijk but was found to be millimetres offside.

Of course, Kepa’s penalty flew into the Liverpool fans come the end of the night, sending them into delirium as the Reds won their first League Cup in a decade.

The two sides are evenly matched on paper with both having players who can hurt the other team.

However, the league probably paints a more realistic painting of where the two clubs are at the moment.

At the time of writing, Liverpool are 14 points ahead of Chelsea, three months after the two were relatively close.

There’s no reason why Jurgen Klopp’s side can’t secure a domestic cup double come May, providing there aren’t any season-ending injuries between now and then.


The knockout stage draw could not have been kinder to Liverpool.

You need that bit of luck when going for something as unlikely as a quadruple.

Goals from Konate, Mane and Diaz essentially got the job done in the first-leg against Benfica.

The second-leg was an entertaining 3-3 draw but at no point did Liverpool look overly stretched.

Saying that, if Darwin Nunez’s volley snuck past Alisson with just over 10 minutes to go, things could well have got interesting.

Events the following night in the Allianz really got Liverpool fans thinking about a trip to Paris in pursuit of their seventh Champions League.

Plucky underdogs Villarreal frustrated the juggernauts of Bayern Munich over two legs and progressed to their first Champions League semi-final since 2006.

A late Samuel Chukwueze strike in Bavaria saw Emery’s side through with just their second shot on target across the two legs.

Villarreal struck most as a side who could well frustrate Liverpool who historically struggle against sides with a “low block.”

However, the form of Thiago going into this tie could prove vital and it’s another reason why the Reds stand a great chance of getting to Paris.

Bayern Munich desperately missed someone like him against the seventh-placed La Liga outfit.

Joshua Kimmich tried desperately to do what Thiago does but he just couldn’t do it on the night.

He’ll be needed to provide that “eye of a needle pass” to overcome the Spaniards who have overachieved in the competition this year.

Saying that, you don’t get to a Champions League semi-final and beat Juventus and Bayern Munich in the process if you aren’t a decent team.

Providing Liverpool get to the final, it’ll be a game full of narratives regardless of who progresses between Real Madrid and Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp and his side owe Madrid one after the defeat in Kyiv in 2018 as well as last season’s quarter-final.

That’s the one most Liverpool fans would like, though.

The threat of getting beat by City for their first Champions League final is a terrifying thought, especially if Raheem Sterling was to grab the winner.

Again, like Chelsea, City have failed to beat Liverpool this season so although it’ll be a tough game, you’d still fancy the Reds who have experience of winning Europe’s top club competition.


This is the hurdle that Liverpool may just fall short on.

They’re a point behind City with six games to go with the draw at the Ethiad a couple of weeks ago benefitting Pep Guardiola more.

The parallels between this season and the 18/19 season are there for all to see.

There’s a definite scenario where Liverpool win all of their games but fall short by a point, just as they did four years ago.

When the chips are down and a situation like this comes around, City are notoriously good at winning games under pressure.

They’ll have the chance to reverse said pressure at the weekend as they take on Watford at home prior to Sunday’s derby at Anfield.

City will be four points clear with a win so anything less than a Liverpool win against Everton will likely mean the title is out of grasp.

Looking at the fixtures going forward, it has widely been said the Reds have the tougher set and it’s hard to argue otherwise.

Away trips to a resurgent Newcastle, a stubborn Aston Villa and a tricky side in Southampton will prove tough tests.

You’d expect Liverpool to win their home games, though. Everton are struggling but the final two could be awkward with Spurs and Wolves both fighting for European qualification.

Compare this set to City and it’s clear to see why they’re favourites. The only “tricky” game they have is away to Wolves.

They also go to West Ham but it’s likely the Hammers will rest players ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Guardiola’s side welcome Watford, Newcastle and Aston Villa to the Etihad before the end of the campaign, as well as travelling to Leeds in between the two aforementioned trips to Wolves and West Ham.

No matter what happens in the league, Liverpool still stand a great chance of a treble at least.

But as Neil Jones said prior to the Carabao Cup final, in the context of the quadruple: “why not?”

[Featured image thanks to: Humphrey Bolton – Creative Commons licence.]